Dixie Finley
About Dixie Finley

Dixie Finley of Rolla, Missouri, an honorary new member, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Missouri S&T in 1968. She also holds a master of education degree in counseling from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Finley is a member of the Miner Alumni Association and the Missouri S&T Order of the Golden Shillelagh. She founded the Dixie and Charles Finley Endowed Scholarship benefiting student-athletes, received the Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service Award in 2019 and was recognized in 2020 as a Miner Alumni Legend for outstanding achievement and service to her profession and community. Finley was a guidance counselor for the Rolla Public Schools, retiring in 2000 after 27 years. In 1999, she was recognized by the American School Counselor Association as the National Middle School Counselor of the Year. She serves as a deacon, choir member, and on various committees at the First Presbyterian Church of Rolla. She is a member of the Phelps County Retired Teachers Association and has volunteered for the hospital of Phelps Health and for RPS Learning Center for non-traditional students. Finley’s late husband, Charles, began his coaching career at S&T in 1965 and then served as head football coach from 1972 through 1991 before retiring in 2000. During his tenure, she attended 178 of 180 of his football games.