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August 21st, 2014

Dixon Named Assistant to the Director of Athletics

Brittney Dixon
By Brian Savard

NEW PALTZ – Brittney Dixon, who most recently worked as the development assistant for athletics at Wellesley College from 2012-14, has been named the assistant to the director of athletics at the State University of New York at New Paltz, as announced Tuesday by director of athletics Stuart Robinson.

 “During our search process, the department had the opportunity to speak with three strong candidates,” Robinson said. “Brittney distinguished herself by talking about the student-athlete experience and by comparing it to her own student-athlete experience with what worked and what didn’t. Brittney sees this as an opportunity to enhance the student-athlete experience here at New Paltz. Her experience in the corporate world and at Wellesley gives her the perspective and the motivation necessary to be successful in this position.”

 Dixon implemented and managed an annual giving program for Friends of Wellesley Athletics, which totals 4,000 alumnae, parents and friends. Under her guidance, the program saw a 156 percent increase in revenue and a 56 percent increase in donor results.

 In addition to her duties as the development assistant for athletics at Wellesley, Dixon worked as one of the department event managers, overseeing soccer, squash, basketball, and softball intercollegiate events and tournaments in addition to managing major events such as Homecoming, Reunion and the inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony.

 “I am most looking forward to engaging with student athletes and the staff members of the department to create outstanding athletic events for the entire New Paltz community,” Dixon explained.
 “I will bring my passion for athletics and a strong commitment to the student athlete experience,” Dixon continued. “Student athletes will see the pride and efforts taken in each of their contests.”

 Prior to her stint at Wellesley, Dixon was a corporate action associate at Raymond James and Associates in Southfield, Mich. She also worked as an assistant girls basketball coach at Southfield Christian High School in 2007-08.

 Dixon, a Detroit native, is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).
A former NCAA Division I women’s basketball student-athlete, Dixon competed at Central Connecticut State University from 2003-07. She compiled 809 points during her four-year career and averaged 8.6 points per game. Dixon ranks second all-time in program history in single-season free-throw percentage and was a Student Athlete Academic Achievement Award winner.

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