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1 8 B U L L E T I N of Northwestern University, working to increase the school’s enrollment, academic quality, and diversity. In addition, she has spent her life giving back, volunteering in her community and at her alma mater. Rebecca’s background shows her lifelong love of learning as well as her exceptional work ethic and tenacity. In 1962, she began work at the University of Akron in the admissions office. Two years later, she was hired by the University of Miami to serve as the graduate and international students admissions officer and assistant director of admissions. She earned her M.Ed. in student personnel services from Miami. About eight years later, she moved to serve as the admission coordinator of the graduate school at the University of Southern California. She earned her Ph.D. in higher education from the university in 1978. After earning her degree, she was selected as dean of admission and financial aid at The American University, where she served for four years. She then moved to serve as the director of the Midwest regional office for the College Board in 1983.  In 1988, she was hired by Northwestern University as associate provost of university enrollment, where she worked until her retirement in 2005. Rebecca is known for her expertise in international education, university admissions, financial aid, registration, records, and university program review. She was an editor and chapter author of the 1995 book, Making Enrollment Management Work. In addition, she has always remained loyal to her alma mater. A trustee emerita, she concluded her second term on the College’s Board of Trustees in 2013. During her time on the Board, she served on various committees, including Building and Grounds, Executive, Enrollment/ Student Affairs, and Institutional Advancement. Perhaps one of the biggest services she has provided to the College was when she stepped in to lead the enrollment management office during the spring of 2007, during the College’s transition to coeducation. During this time, she took a hiatus from her role as a trustee and temporarily moved to Lynchburg, where she selflessly gave of her time and expertise during a critical time in the College’s history. Rebecca continues to be involved with the College and has been a consistent and generous supporter financially. She also volunteers in her community, serving as a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, where she leads boat and walking tours of Downtown Chicago. She is also an active member of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Rebecca is part of a legacy at Randolph. Her mother, Marelia Rhodes Dixon, graduated in 1934, and her niece, Peyton Dixon Martin, graduated in 1996. (Left to right) Rebecca Dixon ‘60, President Bradley W. Bateman, Muriel Zimmerman Casey ‘53, and Heather Ayers Garnett ‘86


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