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Dexter Hairston

Executive Director

Dexter has spent the majority of his professional career working in education and for the not-for-profit sector. Most notably, he spent 15 years working with the McKeesport Area School District, coordinating summer school programming and teen programming.

Dexter completed the Multi-Cultural Executive Development Institute and has used his knowledge to impact many young aspiring professionals in a variety of fields. He is loyal, self-motivated, and a good communicator with a passion for youth development. Currently, he volunteers with several youth serving organizations to stay involved with the ever-changing challenges facing today’s youth. Dexter serves on two community boards in an effort to strengthen post-secondary educational opportunities for local scholars and has maintained strong relationships with several local universities and school districts. Dexter was also a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (F.B.I.) prestigious Adopt-A-School Advisory Board, which assisted local school districts in need of additional student support services. He currently mentors four young professionals in (3) different states.

Originally from Teaneck, N.J. , he attended Teaneck High School and was inducted into their Hall of Fame for his academic and athletic accomplishments. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played football on a full athletic scholarship. He and wife, Jennifer, have a 13-year-old son, Drew, and, and in his free time, Dexter enjoys reading and writing, and traveling with his, and playing golf. But, his favorite activity is attending Pitt football games in the fall with family and friends.


(412) 661-8751 ext. 130

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