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On Nov. 3, American River College President Melanie Dixon announced that she will be leaving her role as president at the end of the fall 2022 semester. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Dixon)

ARC president Melanie Dixon announces she is leaving position

Heather Amberson , Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2022

On Nov. 3, American River College president Melanie Dixon sent an email to faculty and staff announcing that she will leave her role as president at the end of the fall 2022 semester.  An announcement...

American River College President Melanie Dixon received racist threats from a former Los Rios Community College District student, according to an email sent on March 10, 2022 by Brian King, the LRCCD chancellor. The district has filed a temporary restraining order and increased security at ARC and for Dixon. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC President Melanie Dixon receives racist threats from former student

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 10, 2022

On March 10, Brian King, the chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, revealed in an email that Melanie Dixon, the president of American River College, recently received racist threats from...

 New American River College President Melanie Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, but says she is excited to get started, and ready to bring the college community back together soon. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Dixon)

New president Melanie Dixon excited to lead the ARC community

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor May 15, 2021

On Jan. 1, Melanie Dixon began her role as the new President of American River College. Dixon inherited the position during a difficult time, as the world was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even...

Melanie Dixon felt called to be the new American River College president because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo via the ARC website)

Melanie Dixon connects with students and faculty to target barriers to education

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

In the best of times starting a new job, particularly a leadership position, can be daunting. But for the new American River College President Melanie Dixon, the difficult times are exactly why she felt...

Letter to the Editor: ARC President Thomas Greene responds to Current editorial

Letter to the Editor: ARC President Thomas Greene responds to Current editorial

October 24, 2019

On Wednesday, the AR Current posted an editorial criticizing the college’s response to the recent incident involving a hurtful flyer posted in the HUB. The concerns expressed in the editorial, and...

The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Liberal Arts Building to be replaced as Student Services construction nears completion

Matthew Peirson October 30, 2015

In the ongoing construction overhaul of the American River College campus, the next project, tearing down and rebuilding the Liberal Arts building, has been announced as the new wing of the Student Services...

American River College president Dr. David Viar (ARC archive photo).

ARC president Dr. David Viar in running to become next president of Santa Barbara City College

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 11, 2012

Dr. David Viar, president of American River College, has been named one of four finalists to become the next president of Santa Barbara City College according to the president of SBCC’s board of Trustees,...

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