Executive Vice President Dexter Gordon
Dr. Dexter Gordon began his role as executive vice president in August 2021. He is directly responsible for enrollment, marketing and communications and student affairs.
Dexter brings to Evergreen a national reputation for his work on equity and inclusion, his leadership on curriculum reform in higher education and a long record of grounded and transformational community educational work in the Pacific Northwest.
Dexter is the founding director of the Race and Pedagogy Institute at the University of Puget Sound, where he also served as a distinguished professor, a Dolliver endowed chair, director of the African American studies program and professor of communication studies. Colleagues describe him as “a grounded, sharp and impressive teacher, scholar and leader” whose teaching and scholarship are marked by an intrepid critical questioning and integration, care for the textures of peoples’ experiences of learning and other aspects of living, and a penchant for taking on sweeping and ranging social, political and ethical questions. His scholarship, experience and expertise are guided by his vision of comprehensive community development that grounded in equity and justice for all.