Dr. Robert M. Dixon, an educator with more than four decades of experience in management, research and teaching, is Cheyney University’s new Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He took over today during the President’s Executive Council meeting right after Dr. Frank G. Pogue, Interim President, pinned Dr. Dixon with the Cheyney family shield, welcoming him to the nation’s first HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
“I am a product of an HBCU and I know a great deal about the history of this institution,” Dr. Dixon later shared. “I am committed to seeing that HBCUs make the transition in this country to be more competitive. I think there’s still a great role for these institutions to play because of their quality of education and commitment to teaching and to student development. Cheyney places the development of students first. Teaching these students is fundamental and most important.”