Title: Academic Dean
Company: Wallace State Community College, Dothan, Alabama
Location: Ozark, Alabama, United States
Imogene Mathison Mixson, academic dean at Wallace State Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academics.
With more than 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Mixson was the academic dean at Wallace State Community College from 1983 to 1996, having been an instructor and assistant academic dean since 1982. Prior to obtaining these roles, she was employed with Enterprise State Community College as an English instructor from 1966 to 1982 and chair of the English department from 1968 to 1982. Earlier in her career, she was an English teacher at Dothan High School from 1959 to 1966.
Dr. Mixson began her career as a student at Troy State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1959. She continued her studies with Auburn University, receiving a Master of Science in 1963. She then joined Florida State University, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in 1972. She later completed postdoctoral coursework with the University of Southern Mississippi in 1981 and 1982 and Troy University in 1980 and 1982.
A respected voice in her areas of interest, Dr. Mixson has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. She has been a member of the Ozark Literary Club, the Dale County Education Retirees Association, the Troy University Legacy Giving Council, and Auburn University College of Education National Advisory Council and Development Leadership Team. She has also been active with the Dothan Kellogg Center of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, the Ozark-Dale County Library Board of Directors, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation Board of Directors. She has been a lifelong, active member and leader in all levels of the United Methodist Church.
The recipient of numerous awards throughout her career, she received three Teacher of the Year Awards through Enterprise State Community College and an Administrator of the Year Award and Distinguished Leadership Award through the Alabama Community College System. In her retirement, Troy University named her a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, the Auburn University College of Education named her an Outstanding Alumnus, and the Florida State University College of Education named her a Distinguished Educator. She appreciates these three awards, all received in 2016, as major indicators of her extraordinary journey and reminders of so many people who have helped her all along the way. She has also been previously selected for inclusion in such honors publications as the 21st edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, which was published in 1988.
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