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Honoring Black History Month by celebrating Dr. Eula Saxon Dean as an Extraordinary Woman of Color

Posted at 9:05 AM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 12:08:34-05

"Motivating" describes Dr. Eula Saxon Dean as an administrator, instructor, trainer, and public speaker. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Education Visionary, recipient of the Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award, and a Governor's appointment and recognition for service as a member of the Arizona Post Secondary Education Committee. She has also served as a Co-Host of the United Negro College Fund Telecast as well as hosted several National Teleconferences on community college leadership.

Dr. Dean earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics Education from Barber-Scotia College, her Master of Arts in Human Ecology from Cornell University, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Northern California School of Law, and recently earned a Certification of Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. She carries a body of education and law credential - teaching, supervisory and legal.

During most of her professional work history she has served as a college administrator, interim college president, master teacher/trainer; risk manager and EEOC officer. She has practiced and modeled a participatory leadership style that welcomes diverse opinions.

Currently, Dr. Dean is a community leader working with Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Arizona on the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19; and a member of Mayo Clinic in Arizona's Community Engagement in Research Advisory Board.

She has served as Director and Board Chair of the Academy of Excellence Charter School and education career management mentoring and coaching with Dean and Saxon Consulting), motivational speaker. She is past president of the Delta Beta Omega Chapter, Alpha kappa Alpha, Inc., member of the Phoenix, Chapter of the Links, Inc., and a member of The Greater Phoenix Urban League.

Her twenty plus years of administrative work has included conflict resolution, mediation, sexual harassment investigations, and job retention and career placement for continuing college students. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and is actively engaged in a self-directed program of leadership and personal development. This time has allowed her the opportunity to remain focused on her desire to continue supporting the development of leadership skills in others.

Dr. Dean's husband, George H. Dean is the CEO/President of the Greater Phoenix Urban League. Their daughter, Dr. Teresa Dean Malcolm is CEO and Founder, Master Physician Leaders. Eula is the proud Grandmother of Nathaniel, Colton and Roman.