Dixie Horning is a results-driven leader with extensive experience organizing communities, designing public policy, managing organizations, motivating staff and administering complex programs. Through work in various organizations, such as the Gray Panthers, the Southern Mutual Help Association, and UCSF, including serving as co-chair of the university community partnership council, Dixie has been recognized for key accomplishments at the local, state, national and international levels. She is a national and state leader in the field of wellness, health and leisure services.
Dixie's track record of professional and personal achievements includes building diverse coalitions, developing funding models, and directing and planning complex programs. Dixie is proud to lend her expertise to continue making meaningful contributions to communities, institutions and individuals.
Dixie has managed to save some of her energy to compete as an internationally ranked triathlete in the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Hawaii in 1990 and 1992. She has completed ten marathons including the 1997 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. She is an avid supporter of sport and has officiated softball, volleyball, basketball, swimming meets and baseball at the recreational, high school, college and international level.
Dixie is the past chair of two national nonprofits, SeniorNet and the National Women's History Project. In 2003, Texas A & M-Texarkana, named her the 2003 Distinguished Alumna. Her numerous accolades include selection as one of the "Leaders of the New Century" by National Public Business InformationT in 2001. She received the Helen Trias Rodriguez Award from California Public Health Association in 2007 and the 2007 UCSF Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women. In April 2010 Dixie was honored with a resolution recognizing her work from the San Francisco Commission on the Status on Women; in May 2010 she received the UCSF Chancellor's Award for Public Service.