Michael B. Alexander Biography

Michael Alexander, the ninth president of Lasell College, has had successful corporate careers, first in media and entertainment and then in technology, deferring an early desire to enter higher education leadership.

After serving as Executive Assistant to the President of Barnard College from 1979-1981, Michael followed his actress wife, Mary Barbara Alexander, to Los Angeles where he began a substantial career with MCA, Inc., the entertainment conglomerate.

From 1988-1993 he served as President and General Manager of WWOR-TV (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), where he and his management team started the A+ For Kids public service campaign, which received an Emmy award and recognition as the 12th Point of Light from the first Bush administration.

In 1993 Michael formed a limited partnership to invest in computer software companies, which led, in 1995, to the acquisition of Intermetrics. Michael served as Chairman and CEO of Intermetrics and its acquisitions, merging with the Titan Corporation, a publicly traded NYSE company, in 2000. Prior to his acceptance of the Lasell College presidency, Michael was Managing Partner and Founder of Echo Bridge Entertainment, LLC.

From 1992-2004 Michael served on the Board of Bloomfield College, where he chaired the Academic Affairs Committee and also served on the Executive Committee. In 2005 he was appointed to the Board of Antioch University. He also formerly served on the Boards of Trustees of The Foundation for Minority Interests in Media and the National Urban League and as a member of the Leadership Council of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Michael earned his A.B. degree in History and Literature from Harvard University, his M.A. degree in Education from Ohio State University, and completed the coursework toward his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Michael Alexander lives in Massachusetts with his wife of 36 years, Mary Barbara Alexander, an actress, activist and zoologist. The couple has a 24-year-old daughter, Maggie. Michael’s interests include creative writing, world and American literature, golf and animals.

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State Board of Higher Education Approves New Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice  Wednesday, December 17, 2014The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved a new Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Lasell that will offer students multiple concentrations in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Violence Prevention and Advocacy as well as a flexible Criminal Justice option. The online program launches in Fall 2015.

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