Carol R. Dixon
Carol R. Dixon of Palo Alto, California is the Far Western Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA), the first Greek-letter organization founded by African American College women. Established in 1908 on the campus of Howard University, Alpha Kappa Alpha currently is a force of more than 283,000 undergraduate and alumnae members, with 993 chapters across 42 states, the District of Columbia and worldwide. Dixon is a 30 plus-year and Life Member of AKA, and is currently a member of Rho Delta Omega Chapter in Palo Alto. She was installed as Far Western Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha in front of 20,000 AKA members and guests at the sorority’s international convention held in Atlanta, Georgia, in July 2016.
Prior to joining Rho Delta Omega, Dixon was a member of Eta Rho Omega Chapter in San Jose, California. Her commitment to Alpha Kappa Alpha began when she was initiated in Zeta Psi Chapter at San Jose State University. After graduation, Dixon received a Human Resources Executive Leadership Certification from both the American Electronics Association and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Professionally, Dixon is a highly respected and revered human resources executive in the technology field. She is currently Vice President of Global Human Resources for Sphere3D, a hi-tech virtualization and data management storage company headquartered in San Jose. She is also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where she teaches Human Resources Information Systems.
As a committed member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Dixon has held numerous leadership positions at the local, regional and international levels, including: President, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Member-at-Large and Parliamentarian. Additionally, she previously served as Graduate Advisor to Xi Beta Chapter at Stanford University. Dixon was General Chairman of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 65th international convention, and she most recently completed a term as Far Western Region Representative on the sorority’s International Membership Committee.
Dixon has won numerous awards for her dedication and commitment to community service and her outstanding leadership including: the “San Jose African American Community Service Agency Drum Major of the Year Leadership Award,” “Northern California HR Symposium Human Resources Executive Leadership Award,” “Mildred L. Robinson President of the Year Award,” “Ida L Jackson Leadership Award” and “Sister That Rocks Award.”
Outside of sorority activities, Dixon is a member of the Links, Inc. – San Jose Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) and serves as President of the San Jose State Black Alumni Network. She is a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she has participated on the Board of Trustees and the Human Resources Committee.
Dixon is married to Charles S. Hull, who is retired from Alza Corporation. They are the proud Godparents of many children. Dixon is an avid world traveler who loves to work out, shop and read. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in fundraising activities, including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Cycle for Survival, Mudderella and United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Walkathons. She has personally raised over $15,000 and is dedicated to giving back to her community. Dixon is indeed a servant leader.