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South University-Virginia Beach Names Maureen Nixon, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


South University-Virginia Beach, which opens April 5, 2010 in 32,600 square feet of space in Convergence Center IV near Town Center, has named Maureen Nixon, Ph.D. as its Dean of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Nixon, who was previously Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Undergraduate Organizational Leadership and Management program at Regent University, will initially oversee a range of associates, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in such fields as Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Management, Legal Studies and Psychology.  Dr. Nixon earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina State University, a Master of Arts in Communication from Norfolk State University and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.

 A native of Hertford, North Carolina, Dr. Nixon has 20 years of collegiate teaching experience, including positions at Johnson and Wales University, where she was Department Chair in Arts and Sciences.  She also has an extensive background in advertising, public relations and as a Woman-Owned Small Business (SWAM).

“Dr. Nixon brings with her impressive credentials, both as an educator and as a leader,” says Seth Saunders, President of South University-Virginia Beach.  “Opening a new campus is always a challenge, so it is an advantage to have someone with her breadth of experience on the team and to have her involved in hiring faculty for our inaugural class.”

Persons interested in learning more about educational opportunities as well as financial aid programs, which are available to those who qualify, at South University-Virginia Beach can visit or call 757-493-6900.

About South University
Established in 1899, South University is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University offers educational programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels with campuses located in Columbia, S.C.; Montgomery, Ala.; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Va.; Savannah, Ga.; Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fla.

Licensing Statement
South University-Virginia Beach, a branch of South University, is certified by The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North Fourteenth Street, Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600) to operate in Virginia.

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