CiCi Dixon has founded the Dixon Brain Cancer Foundation in memory of her husband, Mike, who battled the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma, for almost two years. The Dixon Brain Cancer Foundation has two primary purposes. The first provides travel funds to brain tumor patients who desire to seek treatment at a comprehensive cancer center with a designated brain tumor program. The second provides funding for brain cancer research. Her talk will not only provide a basic understanding of primary brain tumors but will also explain in more detail the goals of the Dixon Brain Cancer Foundation.
A pharmacist and health services researcher, Dr. Cynthia Warrick has 20 years of higher education experience as faculty and administrator. As the 7th President of Stillman College, she is the first female to lead the institution. Recent executive leadership positions include: Interim President of Grambling State University and South Carolina State University. Dr. Warrick began her academic career on the faculty of Howard University, followed by appointments at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Texas Southern University, Florida A&M University, and at Elizabeth City State University. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Warrick received the BS in Pharmacy from Howard University; MS in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology; and the PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University. Her collaborative leadership style is focused on producing academic excellence, administrative accountability, economic development, biomedical research and student success outcomes.
Norman Baldwin has been Director of Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies, and Master of Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science for 24 of his 29 years at UA. He teaches courses on how to lead and manage employees for public service and conducts research on followership, race- and gender-exclusive organizations, whistle-blowing, and differences between public and private organizations. He recently authored Winning at Following and co-authored Sand Sure Gets in Funny Places: 10 Lessons and Confessions about College. Baldwin has served on 97 university, college, and departmental committees and chaired 32 of them. As a Faculty Senate President, he was instrumental in developing a faculty ombuds system and 360 degree evaluation of deans and department chairs. He also founded a program that placed 210 students in jobs in the tornado relief effort and lead a Senate task force that partnered with Student Affairs to enact 47 unprecedented measures to enhance campus diversity. Recipient of the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award, Morris Mayer Award, Buford Peace Award, Outstanding Commitment to Students Award, Samuel S. May Award, the Other Club Person of the Year Award, and the Service Project of the Year Award, Dr. Baldwin is UA’s most highly honored faculty member of the 21st century.