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Dr. King Alexander

Senior Advisor, Education

Dr. King Alexander is a Senior Advisor in the Education Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Dr. F. King Alexander is the President of Louisiana State University, which enrolls more than 44,000 students and includes institutions across Louisiana. 

Prior to, Dr. Alexander was president of California State University, Long Beach one of the nation’s largest public universities. During his more than seven-year tenure at California State University, Long Beach, Dr. Alexander was twice named the California State University Student Association (CSSA) “President of the Year,” which represents all 23 California State Universities and its more than 440,000 students.

Prior to, Dr. Alexander was president of Murray State University in Kentucky and was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he was the director of the graduate higher education program.

Dr. Alexander received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in higher education administration with a focus on finance and educational policy analysis, and a Master of Science degree in comparative educational studies from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

Dr. Alexander has received many honors, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Alumni Achievement Award (2002) and has research university faculty affiliations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for the Study of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) and Cornell University Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI).

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