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Johnson, Sarah C.


Biographical Information

Sarah (Cauble) Johnson was born in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to West Lafayette at age 13. Johnson graduated from Purdue in 1969 with a Bachelor’s degree in Foods and Nutrition from the School of Home Economics. She then moved to the University of Iowa and earned a Master’s degree in Nutrition in January of 1972. Following graduation Johnson became a registered dietician.

Johnson began her career at Purdue as a food supervisor at Harrison Hall. After two years she was promoted to Food Manager at Windsor Halls. Johnson remained in that position for 13 years before being selected as Director of Dining Services in 1986. As director, Johnson oversaw the renovation and overhaul of the Purdue Dining Courts, consolidating 11 dining halls into five state-of-the-art facilities. During her career Johnson served as an advisor for Tau Beta Sigma, the honorary sorority of Purdue Bands. Johnson retired in 2008 after serving Purdue for 37 years.


MSO 1, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Simpson McDowell collection of Home Economics Recipes & Ag Extension Bulletins

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 7
Identifier: 20150909.3

Purdue University recipe file & Ag Extension Bulletins

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20150909.1

Richard W. McDowell papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20120907

Richard W. McDowell papers, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20150909.2

Wayne Johnson collection of Tarkington Hall materials

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 46
Identifier: 20150918.1