Meet Rio Hondo’s New Vice President of Student Services

You can find him in the administrative building Rm A101 or contact him at (562) -908-3489 or [email protected]

Rio Hondo College has a new Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Earic Dixon-Peters. It officially started in April of this year.


As a native of SoCal, Peters grew up in South Los Angeles and currently lives in Northeast Los Angeles with his partner and three sons.

After graduating from Santa Monica College, Peters transferred to Azusa Pacific University. As a first generation college student, he was unsure of his career path and changed his specialty several times. At APU, he got a sports scholarship and got a bachelor’s degree in education / liberal studies. After graduation, he went to the University of California at Fullerton for his doctorate in education, majoring in community college leadership.

Since 2000, Dr. Dixon-Peters has worked in higher education. From 2000 to 2007, he was the Associate Dean of Students at Occidental College. From 2007 to 2013, he was Associate Dean of Los Angeles City College, as well as Vice President of Student Services at Los Angeles Pierce College from 2013 to 2021. He also became the District Administrator for Los Angeles Community College. from 2007 to 2021.

His management experience

Throughout his career he has worked in many areas within student affairs / services. As associate dean of student life at Occidental College, he oversaw many things. This includes; retention programs, preparation for student life, leadership development and outdoor leadership programs. In addition, he was in charge of student government, media, guidance and Greek life.

In addition, Peter switched to a public community college system. Peters has overseen various academic services and programs including; athletics, financial aid, disability services, student health and psychological services, UMOJA, DREAM resources and many more. While assisting these programs, he provides leadership and direction for all operational activities related to student services. In addition, he was also Title IX coordinator for the campus.

As a leader, he says it is important that he fosters collegiality and civility, ensures transparency which is important to develop organizational members with great confidence and to support the model of centered decision-making. the student.

Now in Rio

Focusing on the first 90 days in Rio, he would like to understand institutional operations, campus culture, community leaders and meet with all student services program offices. Once he completes his learning and assessment of the Student Services Division, he immediately wants to focus on barriers to enrollment and student support. Its main objective is to support services and programs and to ensure that they provide effective and efficient services that help students achieve their educational goals.

Dr. Dixon-Peters was drawn to the mission statement and the single campus district of Rio Hondo College. He was impressed with the commitment of staff and faculty to the students. He shares that he is grateful for the warm welcome and all the kind words and support he received.

“As we get into the final days of the semester, remember to finish strong and integrate and focus on a balancing routine. When you sleep well, eat well, and incorporate effective study strategies, you’ll be in a good position to end strong. Make sure to use the services to support you these last days. -Dr. Earic Dixon-Peters

Welcome to Rio Hondo College!