Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Amy Hardison Tully is the inaugural Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She joined the college in May 2022 from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where she served as interim associate provost for student success and was previously associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Tully earned a bachelor’s degree in flute performance with honors from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She holds a master’s degree in musicology from Northwestern University and an artist diploma and a doctorate in flute performance from the University of South Carolina.

Andrea A. Hayes Dixon was appointed dean of the Howard University College of Medicine. When she takes office on October 3, she will be the first Black woman to lead the medical school in its 154-year history. In 2004, Hayes Dixon became the first African American woman in the nation to become a board-certified pediatric surgeon. In 2006, she became the first surgeon in the world to perform a high-risk life-saving procedure in teens with rare forms of abdominal cancer. Before joining the faculty at Howard University, Dr. Hayes Dixon was the surgeon-in-chief and division chief of pediatric surgery at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Hayes Dixon earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She then earned a medical doctorate from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

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