Valerie B. Nixon, executive vice president, has more than 25 years of service with Alfred State. She was promoted to executive vice president in 2012 and led the college as interim president during the presidential search in 2013. Prior to that, Nixon served as vice president for administration and enrollment and vice president for enrollment management, having been named vice president in 2005. She has also been director of student financial services and director of financial aid. Before joining the college she held positions at Alfred University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and The College at Brockport.
The recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 1994, Nixon has received numerous professional awards including the New York State Financial Aid Administrator's Association (NYSFAAA) Founder's Award and the NYSFAAA region 2 Service Award, which was awarded to her twice. She is the recipient of the State University of New York Financial Aid Professionals (SUNYFAP) Bill Troy Service Award, the highest honor that organization bestows.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Fredonia and a master of professional studies degree in community services administration from Alfred University. Nixon serves on a number of professional boards and committees including the executive boards of the State University Business Officers Association (SUBOA) and the SUNY Council of Chief Enrollment Officers (SUNYCEO). She is president of CCSG, Inc., a local charitable organization and also coaches Tee Ball.