Jihad D. Dixon serves as IHEP's communications associate, where he supports the organization's strategic communications messaging and efforts. A first-generation college graduate and advocate for an equitable education system for all students, Dixon is passionate about finding ways to support historically under-served populations through orientation, transition, persistence, retention, and graduation.
Prior to joining IHEP, Dixon served as the Program Coordinator for all new student orientation programs at West Virginia University, a program welcoming over 15,000 students and guests to campus each year. At WVU, he was responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing over 20 orientation sessions and has an extensive knowledge centered around student affairs best practices. In addition, he served as an Admissions Counselor in the WVU Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment.
A proud West Virginian, he received both his B.A. in political science and M.A. in higher education administration at West Virginia University. He also is a lifetime member of the NAACP and a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.