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USF president to represent CCAC, joins NAIA Council of Presidents

Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:29 p.m. CDT

JOLIET – University of St. Francis (USF) President Arvid C. Johnson has been selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) presidents as the conference representative to the NAIA Council of Presidents.

The Council of Presidents is the chief governing body of the NAIA and is comprised of chief executive officers who are elected to represent conferences, independent institutions and members at-large.

Johnson, a Frankfort resident, just started his second year as president; he was installed as USF’s ninth president in June 2013.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in physics (Lewis University, Romeoville,) and a master’s degree in electrical engineering (Northeastern University, Boston), Johnson holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) and a Ph.D. in management science from the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago).

CCAC oversees women’s and men’s sports of basketball Division II, cross country, golf, outdoor track and field, soccer and tennis.

Additionally, the men’s baseball and women’s softball and volleyball are part of the organization’s responsibilities.

The NAIA is a governing body of athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics.

Each year more than 60,000 student-athletes have the opportunity to play college sports at NAIA member institutions.

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