An official message from the HIU Presidential Search Committee states, “Dr. Alexander has a deep passion for HIU and wholeheartedly embraces the University’s mission to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. To support this mission, he has a clear vision for fundraising, academic programs, church partnerships, student enrollment, and University leadership that will make that vision a reality. Students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni deeply respect Dr. Alexander, which will serve him – and the University – well during this transition and throughout his tenure.”
Between 1995 and 2010, Dr. Alexander held a variety of leadership roles and left an indelible mark on the advancement of the University. He served as Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Science for Pacific Christian College of HIU, Professor of Psychology and Leadership, Director of Distance Learning, and Director of the Center for Leadership Learning.In February of 2010, he became HIU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, a position he has held with distinction.
President-elect Alexander earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Regent University. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Growth (Preaching Emphasis), both from Pacific Christian College before the name was changed to Hope International University.
Dr. Alexander enjoys fly-fishing, golf, photography, and hiking in the Sierras with family and friends. He and his wife, Leslie, have two children: Kelsey, a doctoral student in Chemistry at UCSD, and Cole, a graduate of Hope International University. Paul and Leslie are active members of Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, CA.
The HIU Presidential Inauguration for Dr. Alexander is tentatively scheduled for October 17, 2019.
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