Sheridan Nixon

Sheridan Nixon

Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, Economic Opportunities Program

Director of Advancement Strategy, Dallas College, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Sheridan Nixon serves as the Director of Advancement Strategy at Dallas College. In this role, Mr. Nixon assesses resources to design strategies to scale opportunities focused on sustainability for student success. He has vast experience in higher education all focused on workforce and economic development from case managing HSE learners to organizing field tests for the City of Dallas and The Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy. Mr. Nixon was the inaugural Director of the Dallas County Parent Promise program, where Dallas College provides wraparound support, including a last-dollar scholarship to parents of students who are part of the Dallas County Promise. Mr. Nixon also won the Innovation of the Year award for Dallas College through his work with Adult and Workforce Education; he has presented at several conferences including CAEL and NCPN. Mr.Nixon earned his bachelor’s degree at Southern Arkansas University and his master’s from Amberton University. His life’s mission is to change people’s lives for the better through education.

Sheridan Nixon is a member of the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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