With the opening of the school year, the Adkerson School of Accountancy welcomed Krystle Dixon as academic coordinator.
She has jumped eagerly into her new role, with responsibility for advising more than 400 undergraduate accounting students. She helps them with curricula, registration problems and other matters to ensure they are on course to earn their degrees.
She works with graduate students as well, keeping their records and offering guidance alongside their faculty advisers.
“I really enjoy the one-on-one interaction with students. Getting to know them personally is my greatest joy,” she says. “I like making sure they have the right information and helping provide what they need to graduate.”
Dixon’s duties also include bringing students to ASAC in the first place. She promotes the school to high school and junior college students at recruiting events both on and off campus.
Dixon herself is a 2006 Mississippi State alumna with a bachelor’s degree in information technology services. She also holds a master’s degree in instructional technology from Troy University.
She began her career at Stark Aerospace in Columbus, MS, before returning to MSU.
She comes to ASAC from the Bagley College of Engineering, where she helped undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships and campus employment as well doing some recruiting.
Mississippi State is a big part of Dixon’s life in many ways. Her parents met at MSU as students, and her father played on the football team. Her fiance is an alumnus who now teaches in Noxubee County.
“Working with students here is my personal way of giving back to the university. I love to be a part of that molding, that fostering, that growth,” she remarked.
Between her education and family ties, Dixon truly values MSU, and all the students are the beneficiaries.
Krystle Dixon is the daughter of Larry and Jewel Dixon.