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Meet Isaac Dixon, PhD., SPHR-SCP
Meet Isaac Dixon, PhD., SPHR-SCP


PSU is excited to announce that Isaac Dixon, PhD., SPHR-SCP, will be joining PSU as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources on January 3, 2017.

Isaac Dixon holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University and is a generalist with over 25 years of human resources, management, and leadership experience.   Isaac has held the position of Associate Vice President, Human Resources at Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon) for the past seven years.

Isaac has served on the CUPAHR Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Public Policy Committee. He is a current member of the Board of Directors for Portland’s Central City Concern, and has previously served as a member of the Portland Community College Foundation Board, Director of the Human Resource Certification Institute Board, Commissioner at the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs, and Board Member for the Urban League of Portland.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Isaac teaches human resources-related courses as a part-time faculty member in PSU’s School of Business Administration and mentors aspiring HR professionals.  Isaac is a forward thinker with an intense interest in the issues of sustainability, global equity, change management, and progressive governance.

"I am absolutely delighted that Isaac is joining the PSU campus and bringing his deep experience and knowledge of human resources,” said VP Kevin Reynolds.  “His extensive board and community involvement, as well as teaching at PSU demonstrate a longstanding commitment to higher education, Oregon, and the Northwest.  I also want to thank Pam Hutchins for her extraordinary career contributions to PSU and for her willing and highly effective interim leadership of Human Resources."