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Michael Dixon (he/him) was born at a naval base (NAS Jax) in Jacksonville, Florida to two immigrant parents, one from Jamaica, and the other from the Philippines. Because his father was in the military, the family moved around a number of times during his childhood before settling down in a small coastal town in North Carolina. On a partial scholarship with promises to become a high school mathematics teacher with a specialization in statistics, Michael enrolled in North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. However, Michael’s personal interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion turned into an academic pursuit because he changed his major to multidisciplinary studies focusing on philosophy and critical race studies.
His time in the South ended with a move to the Midwest to pursue a degree in college student affairs leadership at Grand Valley State University. Michael has worked in four Midwest states Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana in positions ranging within student affairs. The one persistent and consistent in his life was the presence of diversity, equity, and inclusion in those positions. While in Indiana, Michael enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Educational Administration at Indiana State University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in that program.
The philosophy of Quincy Michael Consulting Group, LLC is to provide strategic and innovative solutions to pressing issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.