Dr. Karrie Dixon


Dr. Karrie Dixon, ‘03
Vice President for Academic and Student Success,
The University of North Carolina General Administration

“I especially appreciated the exchange of knowledge and practical experiences I received during my coursework. The countless hours of mentoring…provided me a foundation that I continue to reflect on years later in my current position.” ~Dr. Karrie Dixon

Dr. Karrie Dixon, a graduate of NC State’s Higher Education Doctoral Program, was recently named as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the academic year 2016-2017. In this role, she will work on a variety of projects at Wake Forest University with Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration. 33 fellows, nominated by the senior administration of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process. The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits, and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year. During the next year, Dr. Dixon will focus on an issue of concern to the UNC system, as well as work with Wake Forest administrators.

Dr. Dixon is an administrator with the University of North Carolina (UNC) system where she serves as the Vice President for Academic and Student Success. In this role, she serves as the chief student affairs officer for the UNC system and oversees and shapes system-wide policy for academic and student success, including leading efforts to increase student access and retention.

Prior to joining the UNC system office in 2008, Dr. Dixon served as an assistant vice provost at NC State, where she currently holds an adjunct assistant professorship in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. Dixon holds a bachelor’s degree from NC State, a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a doctorate in higher education administration from NC State.