Living and Breathing Community Health
Former Miss Middle Tennessee Blue Raider, Mrs. LaShan Dixon uses her many skills developed at MTSU in her personal, professional and pageant world. While at MTSU she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, and her Master’s degree in Health and Human Performance (now MPH). Professionally, LaShan works as the Assistant Public Health County Director for the Rutherford County Health Department. In 2017, as Mrs. Tennessee United States she was honored to receive a proclamation from the Murfreesboro City Mayor as well as from the Rutherford County Mayor who proclaimed December 4th as LaShan Mathews Dixon Day for her professional and personal commitment to improving the quality of life for others in the community. She is the founder of Walking with a Purpose and Co- Founder of H.O.P.E. Every day (Helping Other People Excel Every day) with her husband, Lamar. “Throughout my life, I have made every effort to demonstrate personal and professional excellence in all that I do,” says LaShan.
LaShan is very active with a number of community organizations including serving as Graduate Advisor for the Eta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at MTSU, Board Examiner for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, Resolutions Committee Chair of Tennessee Public Health Association, Board Member of the Prevention Coalition for Success Committee, Board Member of the Heart of Tennessee American Red Cross, and Member of the Community Wellness Council of Rutherford County. LaShan has been a leader in the Rutherford County community for more than 10 years, hosting multiple community events while contributing towards several grants for women and underserved populations.