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Wesley Eugene Dixon

Lead For Poughkeepsie
Executive Director

Hometowns: Poughkeepsie, NY & Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wesley, a native of South Florida, migrated to Poughkeepsie in 2017 for a role in the administration at Vassar College. At Vassar, Wesley serves as the Special Assistant to the President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Among other things, one of Wesley's responsibilities at Vassar is to lead the President's Administrative Fellowship, a post-graduate professional opportunity for recent Vassar graduates to gain full-time experience in higher education administration.


Since arriving in Poughkeepsie several years ago, Wesley has found many ways to engage in the Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County communities. Wesley currently serves on the board of Dutchess Tourism Inc., The Children's Museum of the Hudson Valley, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill. Despite the fact that Wesley is not a native of Poughkeepsie, he has made Poughkeepsie home and is committed to working to facilitate civic renewal in the area.


In his free time, Wesley enjoys making craft cocktails, cycling, and running.

Birthday Buddies: Wendy Williams & Nelson Mandela