Governor Wolf Appoints Theodore W. Johnson Chairman of Probation and Parole Board February 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today appointed Theodore W. “Ted” Johnson chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole effective today. Johnson has served as a board member since 2016. He replaces Leo Dunn, who served as chairman since 2016 and will now return to the board as a member until his term expires in 2024.“I am pleased to appoint Ted, a seasoned and experienced professional working with the inmate and parolee population in Pennsylvania, who will take on the responsibility of chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole,” Gov. Wolf said. “I look forward to working with him and to seeing how his leadership continues to move the board forward.”Statute states that the board chair “shall direct the operations of the Board and fulfill the functions established by the Act. Preside at all meetings of the Board and perform all the duties and functions of the chair thereof.” The board serves as the exclusive and independent decision-making body with regard to decisions to parole, re-parole, commit and recommit for violations of parole and to discharge persons sentenced by any court at any time to imprisonment in a correctional institution.Johnson, an Erie native and Pittsburgh resident, most recently served as deputy director of THE PROGRAM for Offenders, Inc. in Pittsburgh, and has served as an adjunct profession teaching undergraduate courses in criminal justice and intelligence studies at Point Park University. He previously worked in the U.S. Courts in the Western District of Pennsylvania Office as chief of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services and as an Erie County and Allegheny County probation officer.Johnson has a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in leadership from Carlow University in Pittsburgh. He sits on the board of trustees for Grove City College in Grove City and the U.S. Attorney’s Community Police Relations Committee, and is a founding member of Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder (MAD DADS). He is a past president of the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Senior quarterback Matt Barkley was awarded the 2012 Wuerffel Trophy, All Sports Association, Inc. announced Tuesday.High character · Senior quarterback Matt Barkley has thrown 36 touchdown passes in 2012. He also maintains a 3.21 grade point averaage. – Sean Roth | Daily TrojanBarkley, a four-year starter and three-time team captain for the Trojans, has been a finalist for the award the last three seasons. The award is given to the player in college football who best combines scholarship, community service and play on the field. To be eligible, the player must consistently perform service, must be a starter and have at least a 3.0 grade point average.Barkley leads the Pac-12 in touchdown passes with 36 and has the conference career record with 116 scoring tosses. He was a second team Academic All-Pac-12 last season and holds a 3.21 GPA. He spent last spring break in Haiti helping underprivileged families and took several teammates with him on the trip.“As a quarterback in college football, you have such a huge platform that you can use to help people,” Barkley said in a statement. “I remember looking up to guys like Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart when they were at USC, so I know how much kids look up to this position.”The trophy is named after Danny Wuerffel, who played quarterback at Florida and won the Heisman Trophy and national championship in 1996. He was well known for being a devout Christian and for doing community service himself.“Not only is Matt a phenomenal quarterback, he’s also an exceptional person,” Wuerffel said in a statement. “From the things he has done off the field to the way that he’s given of himself completely, he deserves every honor that comes his way. I’m proud to welcome him and he will be a fine member of the Wuerffel Trophy family.”Barkley will receive the award on Feb. 8, 2013 at the All-Sports Association banquet at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. read more