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Citadel News Service
Office of Public AffairsFOR RELEASE
September 21, 2000

Citadel Professor Named Chairperson of Governors Council on Physical Fitness

          Maj. Josey H. Templeton, associate professor of Health and Physical Education at The Citadel, was recently appointed by Governor Jim Hodges to serve as the chairperson on the Governors Council on Physical Fitness. Templeton has served on the council for four years.

          "Its an absolute honor to be appointed chairperson of a group that promotes, supports, and initiates physical activity in communities," says Templeton.

          The Governors Council on Physical Fitness was established by an Executive Order in 1972 by Governor John C. West. The councils mission is to promote health and well being of South Carolinians of all ages. They do this by advancing levels of physical activity and fitness.

          The council is composed of 10 members appointed by the Governor. Eight members represent affiliate councils and organizations. All members have an interest in physical fitness and work together to promote physical activity for the state. Templeton is also a member of the South Carolina Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity Board of Directors, a recipient of the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Honor Award, and Elementary Physical Education Assessment Director for the South Carolina Physical Education Assessment Program. She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the American School Health Association, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

          Templeton joined the faculty at The Citadel in 1989. She earned her bachelors degree from Mississippi University for Women and a masters degree from the University of Tennessee. She also holds a specialist degree from Mississippi State University and a doctoral degree in education from the University of Alabama.


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