ARC President Is Community-Focused

It’s a new year and American River College’s new president, Melanie Dixon says exciting things are ahead for the local campus. (Photo by Russell Stiger, Jr.)

The way education is delivered may look different these days, but American River College remains committed to preparing students for a more certain future, its new president says.

Melanie Dixon officially assumed the helm at ARC last month, after being named to the position late last year. Ms. Dixon previously served as Los Rios Community College District’s Associate Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Student Success. She joined the district in 2014 as Dean of Student Services at Folsom Lake College.

The Sacramento OBSERVER recently spoke to Ms. Dixon about her vision for the campus and leading at a moment in time that demands for real change to occur.

“As a Black woman, I think there is a calling to respond to some


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