Dr. Julie Alexander has extensive community college experience. Serving as vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the Florida College System, Dr. Alexander led policy-to-practice efforts in areas such as developmental education reform, gateway course redesign, community college baccalaureate degrees, articulation and seamless transfer, and dual enrollment. As vice provost for academic affairs at Miami Dade College, Dr. Alexander managed a large, complex academic ecosystem while leading transformational institutional and student success initiatives. On interim assignment as the inaugural senior vice president for academic affairs and workforce education at Polk State College, Dr. Alexander implemented a new organizational structure while promoting academic excellence. Dr. Alexander is currently independently consulting for community colleges and coaching for Achieving the Dream.
With a history of driving improvements in student retention, completion, and overall success, Dr. Alexander has comprehensive leadership proficiency in the areas of academic and student affairs.
Dr. Alexander received an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Florida State University, Master of Education from the University of West Florida, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas. Dr. Alexander attended Seminole State College of Florida, Oakland Community College (Michigan), and Dallas College Mountain View Campus (Texas).
Ed.D. | Florida State University
M.Ed. | University of West Florida
B.F.A. | University of North Texas
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Workforce Education | Polk State College
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs | Miami Dade College
Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs | Florida College System
Associate Vice Chancellor, Learning Initiatives | Florida College System
Director, Articulation and Educational Services | Florida Department of Education
How has education changed your life/your family?
Meandering through academic experiences, I spent more time to degree than most accumulating credits along the way. After multiple cross-country transfers, I found purpose through education. Community college made the difference. Understanding that education can change a life, strengthen communities and improve our society, the community college mission has captured my heart and will to make a difference.