In her role on the Board of Trustees as president of the R-MWC Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association, Dixie Nash Sakolosky ’68 hopes to serve as a “thoughtful and enthusiastic conduit of communications” between alumnae, alumni, and the Board. She will be representing the College’s largest constituency.
Majoring in math and minoring in physics and astronomy at R-MWC, Sakolosky secured her dream job after graduating—as a computer programmer for a NASA contractor. “That was back in the day when interaction with computers was via punch cards fed into huge mainframes,” she said. “I worked on the space program until the early ‘70s and then branched out into other areas, but always in a programming capacity.”
Those other capacities included anti-submarine warfare and oil exploration modeling and energy and transportation consulting. Sakolosky, her husband, Jim, and their three young children moved to Lynchburg in 1983, and she became active in the local alumnae chapter.
“I was fortunate to get a job at R-MWC the next year, again using the computer skills I had developed through the years,” Sakolosky said, adding that she served in positions ranging from assistant to the treasurer, director of institutional research, registrar, assistant to the president, and secretary of the Board of Trustees.
In addition, Sakolosky was an avid volunteer for the R-MWC Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association. She served on multiple reunion planning committees and in various roles on the Association board before being elected president this fall.
Sakolosky looks forward to the opportunity to be even more involved in the College in her new role. “I hope I can enliven the alumnae and alumni body with enthusiasm for the College and represent them fairly and openly in deliberations,” she said.Tags: alumnae, Board of Trustees, Dixie Nash Sakolosky, R-MWC Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association