Karrie G. Dixon
Elizabeth City State University (NC)
Karrie G. Dixon was named 12th CEO and seventh chancellor of Elizabeth City State University (NC) on Dec. 14, 2018. She previously served as interim chancellor since April 9, 2018. Prior to this appointment, Dixon was a senior administrator at the University of North Carolina System Office since 2008. She was promoted to serve as vice president for academic and student affairs as well as chief student affairs officer, where she oversaw and shaped systemwide policy to ensure overall success for the more than 220,000 students enrolled across the state. Dixon was appointed to AASCU’s Board of Directors in 2021 and was named to the newly formed national Women in Aviation Advisory Board by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in 2020. In 2019, Governor Roy Cooper awarded her The Old North State Award. She also was named by the HBCU Campaign Fund as one of “The Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders of 2020.” Dixon holds a bachelor’s degree and doctorate from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.