Interim MCCA Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Rob Dixon named executive director of MCCA
Jefferson City, Mo. – Rob Dixon, executive vice president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, has been selected as the new executive director and CEO of the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA). The MCCA Presidents/Chancellors Council approved the appointment at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Dixon will assume his role as executive director of MCCA on Jan. 19, 2015. He replaces Zora Mulligan, who served as MCCA executive director for four years and is now chief of staff for the University of Missouri System.
“Rob has actively supported community colleges throughout his career,” said Cliff Davis, chair of MCCA’s Presidents/Chancellors Council and president of the OTC Table Rock Campus. “His experience in governmental affairs, economic development, strategic planning, and workforce development will be invaluable as he leads MCCA and promotes the growth and development of Missouri’s community colleges.”
Dixon, a community college graduate, former U.S Marine and adjunct instructor at Ozarks Technical Community College, has served as executive vice president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce since July 2013. He also served as the chamber’s vice president of business assistance and executive director of the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce.
In 2011, Dixon received MCCA’s Distinguished Business/Industry Award for his support of Ozarks Technical Community College and the mission of community colleges across the state.
“Missouri’s community colleges have been instrumental in my life and in the lives of my family,” Dixon said. “It is a tremendous honor to have been selected for this position and have the opportunity to serve the Missouri Community College Association. MCCA has an outstanding leadership team and dedicated members, and I very much look forward to working together with them.”
Dixon has a master’s degree in public administration from Missouri State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis, and his associate degree from St. Charles Community College.
The Missouri Community College Association is a professional education association designed to promote the growth and development of Missouri’s community colleges and community college employees. MCCA provides advocacy, education, information and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators and trustees.
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