An exceptional 57-year-old Surgeon, Dr. Andrea Hayes Dixon has set a new record at Howard University in the United States after being appointed as the first-ever black woman to serve as Dean of the institution’s College of Medicine.
Dr Andrea Hayes Dixon is expected to resume official duties on the 3rd of October, 2022, breaking the record as the first black woman to become Dean of the College of Medicine in the university’s 145-year-old history.
Dr Andrea Hayes Dixon started her higher academic journey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. She afterwards accepted to work in a leukemia lab and thereafter gained a passion for Medicine, per Wikipedia.
She then enrolled at Geisel School of Medicine and earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D) in 1991. Announcing her appointment as the first-ever black woman to become Dean of Howard University’s College of Medicine, University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, describes her as an incredible leader.