Dr. Dalton named as a Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, Business

Dr. DaltonThe office of Dr. Tara Carter, Vice President of Academic and Student Services,has announced Dr. Dixie Dalton as the new Dean of Humanities, Social Science and Business at SVCC.

Dr. Dalton grew up on a 150-acre family farm in Lunenburg County. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech in Agricultural Economics and her PhD from Duke University in Economics. She has served the last five years as professor and program director of the agribusiness program at Southside Virginia Community College. She and her husband, Johnny, own a small cow-calf herd in Kenbridge and have a hunting supply business.

Prior to coming home to Southside in the fall of 2010 to give leadership to the new agribusiness program, she spent seventeen years in her teaching and extension position in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. In 2003, the university awarded her its Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and its Alumni Award for Excellence in Advising. She has received many state and national awards in the field of agriculture.