Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG) announced today that Mr. Woodie Dixon Jr. will be joining the company as General Counsel effective September 8th, 2020. Dixon is the current General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for the Pac-12 Conference where he oversees all legal matters for the Pac-12, including corporate and commercial matters, media rights licensing and distribution, litigation, and labor and employment matters. In addition to handling all legal affairs and business administration for the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks/Enterprises, Dixon coordinated the Pac-12’s COVID-19 strategic response. Dixon’s significant accomplishments at the Pac-12 include negotiating a $3 billion media rights agreement with ESPN/FOX (the largest collegiate media rights agreement at the time); creation and launch of Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Enterprises; the expansion of the Pac-10 to the Pac-12 (adding the University of Colorado and the University of Utah); and launching international collegiate competitions in China and Australia.
“Woodie brings tremendous legal and business operations experience to our team,” said Dan Rosensweig, CEO and President of Chegg. “His familiarity with both higher education, content and distribution, and international growth experience, make him the perfect choice for Chegg,” Rosensweig added.
Prior to joining the Pac-12, Dixon served as General Counsel for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2010. He has also worked for the National Football League, and the law firms Sidley & Austin LLP and Dorsey & Whitney.
“Chegg is a high growth company with an incredible mission that is changing the future of education,” said Dixon “I am thrilled to be joining such an extraordinary team.”
Dixon obtained his JD from Harvard Law School, a MS in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a BA in History from Amherst College. In 2013, Dixon received the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award, which is given to the most promising young executives in sports under the age of 40.
Chegg is a smarter way to student. As the leading direct-to-student learning platform, we strive to improve educational outcomes by putting the student first in all our decisions. We support students on their journey from high school to college and into their career with tools designed to help them pass their test, pass their class, and save money on required materials. Our services are available online, anytime and anywhere, so we can reach students when they need us most. Chegg is a publicly held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.