In Memoriam: Philip Byron Nixon, 1953-2012

Philip B. Nixon, assistant vice president of student services at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, died late last month at the age of 59.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, he earned a bachelor’s degreee at Oakwood University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership at Southern Christian University. After serving as a missionary in Japan, he joined the staff at Oakwood in 1986. He was residence hall dean before becoming assistant vice president. He sang in the Oakwood University Church Chorale and was active in Prison Ministry.


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