Lasell President Elected to AICUM Board of Directors


Lasell President Elected to AICUM Board of Directors

May 19, 2010

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, Inc., (AICUM) has announced that Michael Alexander, president of Lasell College, has been elected to its Board of Directors.

"We are fortunate to have President Alexander's business acumen on our Board of Directors. He will be a strong and thoughtful advocate for independent higher education," said Richard Doherty, president of AICUM.

Alexander was appointed to the presidency of Lasell College in 2007, after successful corporate careers, first in media and entertainment and then in technology. Prior to his business career, Alexander worked at Harvard University, Barnard College, Smith College and the Ohio State University.

His higher education background includes serving on the board of Bloomfield College from 1992-2004, 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.

"I am pleased to join the AICUM Board of Directors" Alexander said, "and I look forward to helping AICUM build upon the longstanding achievements of higher education in Massachusetts."

AICUM was founded by independent college presidents and today comprises 60 degree-granting, accredited independent colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. It is the leading voice on public policy matters effecting independent colleges and universities in Massachusetts. AICUM plays a critical role in advocating for state and Federal funding for need-based student financial aid, research and addressing state and Federal legislative and regulatory issues.