University Appoints Andre' E. Dixon Director of Corporation
and Foundation Relations
Andre' E. Dixon, an administrator with more than a decade
of experience in fund-raising and financial services,
has been appointed director of Corporation and Foundation
Relations for Lincoln University. He started November
1, 2001. He reports to Michael B. Hill, vice president
for Development and External Relations.
Since 1997, Dixon had served as associate director of
Prospect Research at Tuskegee University in Alabama. As
director of Corporation and Foundation Relations for Lincoln
University, Dixon is responsible for setting the course
of the University's relations with corporations and foundations.
As part of that mission, he will identify, research, cultivate
and manage new and current relationships with foundation
and corporate donors as well as conduct ongoing prospect
research to identify new and upgrade existing donors.
He also will establish a procedure to facilitate effective
outreach between the University leadership and top local,
regional and national corporations and foundations. In
addition, he will develop and manage programs to obtain
capital and annual corporate and foundation gifts. His
other duties include writing and administering grant proposals
and reports as well as contributing to developing goals
and plans for the Office of Development and External Relations.
While at Tuskegee, he worked with a team to secure funding
from such prestigious donors as the William Randolph Hearst
Foundation, Ford Motor Company, Schlumberger, Ltd., and
the Lilly Endowment. From 1993 to 1995, he served as the
assistant director of development for Southern Normal
School in Brewton, Ala. From 1990 to 1993, he was an investment
advisor with First Investors Corporation in Atlanta, Ga.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance,
and master of science degree in personnel administration
from Tuskegee in May 1989 and July 1999, respectively.
In sports, he is an accomplished tennis player. He has
been ranked Number 3 in Men's 4.5 singles, and in 1999
was ranked Number 1 in Men's Open doubles in the State