Michael Dixon

Placed Leader

Michael Dixon

Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
Susquehanna University

November 12, 2019

Koya Leadership Partners is proud to announce the placement of Michael Dixon as Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer of Susquehanna University.

In his new role, Dixon will work closely with the president and leaders across campus to develop and implement initiatives supporting the university’s inclusion and diversity efforts.

Dixon joins Susquehanna from Manchester University where he served as the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Intercultural Services. During his tenure, Dixon was responsible for providing the vision, leadership, development and evaluation of a comprehensive multicultural affairs program focused on retaining domestic students of color and international students, while educating all students about multiculturalism, diversity and social justice issues.

He was the Founding Director of Manchester’s Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center and assisted in raising $1.1 million to fund the project.  Dixon also led the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Council to develop a bias incident protocol and a strategic diversity plan. He also worked with human resources to infuse diversity training for faculty and staff.

Prior to joining Manchester University, Dixon was Coordinator of Intercultural Life and Leadership Programs at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. Before that, he served as an Admissions Counselor at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.

Dixon earned his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University. He went on to earn his master’s degree from Grand Valley State University and is pursuing his doctorate from Indiana State University.


Read the press release: Michael Dixon Named Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer.