Colonel Lee C. Dickson Scholarship Endowment
Dean Dickson will be remembered for always being available to students, making an impact in all areas of their education – from the time they began their academic journey until they graduated. His undivided, personalized attention to students’ needs and requests is the legacy that lives on through this scholarship.
COL. Lee C. Dickson joined Florida International University (FIU) in August 1983 to develop the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Broward Program at the FIU site on the Broward Community College Central Campus in Davie. As Program Director, he taught courses in Hospitality Marketing Strategy, Hotel & Restaurant Marketing, and Club Operations Management until August 1990 when he was appointed Assistant Dean and relocated to the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. In 1994 he was appointed Associate Dean.
Upon the retirement of Dean Anthony Marshall in 1999 Dean Dickson was appointed interim Dean and served selflessly and with distinction for 15 months until Dean Joseph West was appointed.
Before coming to FIU, Dean Dickson served as a commissioned officer from 1953 to 1983 in the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army. He progressed through the ranks from Second Lieutenant to Colonel in various command, staff, management and logistics positions in the United States, Commander, 95th S&S Battalion, Germany, and G4 Delta Regional Assistance Command, and more.., Vietnam. From 1975 to 1983, he was appointed program manager for the U.S. Army‘s hospitality-related non-appropriated fund enterprises, and thereafter as Director of Club and Community Activities Management at Headquarters, Department of the Army.