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F. King Alexander

F. King Alexander

President, Louisiana State University

F. King Alexander was named the president of Louisiana State University in 2013. Prior to this appointment, Alexander was president of California State University, Long Beach (2005-2013) one of the nation’s largest public universities for more than seven years. Alexander was president of Murray State University in Kentucky (2001-2005) and was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he was the director of the graduate higher education program. 

A Kentucky native who grew up in north Florida, 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 from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England in comparative educational studies. Alexander and his wife, Shenette, have three children: Kylie, Savannah and Madison.

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