Carol R. Dixon of San Jose, California, Vice-President of Global Human Resources for Sphere 3-D, a technology company based in Silicon Valley, was installed as the 2016-2018 Far Western Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated on July 13 at the 67th Alpha Kappa Alpha Biennial International Conference.
Dixon was sworn in during a ceremony culminating the Sorority’s weeklong international convention held in Atlanta, GA, July 8 – July 14, 2016. The installation took place at the Georgia World Congress Center before approximately 20,000 Alpha Kappa Alpha members and dignitaries.
As the 25th woman to lead the Far Western Region, with guidance from Alpha Kappa Alpha’s esteemed 29th president, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Dixon will spearhead the Far Western Region’s efforts to drive forward the sorority’s international platform, launching New Dimensions of ServiceSM – improving the lives of those within the communities they serve.
“I am incredibly excited to serve as the 25th Far Western Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Alpha Kappa Alpha is an organization comprised of distinguished, dynamic women who are committed to life-long community service. As Far Western Regional Director, I look forward to working with the members within our region to serve as advocates and local philanthropic leaders,” said Dixon.
Professionally, Dixon is a Vice-President of Global Human Resources for Sphere 3-D, where she is responsible for providing leadership, direction and expertise for the full scope of HR functions. This position plays an integral role in shaping the future of the organization, setting its strategic goals and ensuring HR programs support the business. Dixon was recognized in 2014 by the Northern California HR Symposium for extraordinary achievement in HR Leadership.
Dixon’s service in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority began when she was initiated at San Jose State University, a California State University. Prior to her election as the 25th Far Western Regional Director, Dixon held numerous positions in her local chapter, including president. She has served as Far Western Regional Representative to the International Membership Committee and as the 65th International Conference General Chairman. Dixon is a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. In addition to her years of service to the sorority, she serves as President of the SJSU Black Alumni Network; she is also a member of The Links, Inc., SHRM, and NCHRA.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 283,000 members in approximately 993 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log onto www.aka1908.com.