Charles J Alexander, PhD Provost for Student Diversity
University of California, Los Angeles
Friday November 5, 2021, 5pm-6:30pm PST. Click on the YouTube link below to view this webinar. Once you have viewed the presentation, you can log back in and take the Quiz for this event. A score of 70% or above will earn you a Certificate for 2 hours of Medical Mentorship.
Are you planning to transfer? Do you know what it takes to be a success at the next level at CSU or UC? Do you know the tools you would need to succeed? What about the resources and departments available at various Universities that can help you succeed in your journey?
Dr. Alexander has helped thousands of students succeed in their undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Come and learn how to be successful in your education journey.
About the Speaker:
A pioneer of pipeline programs designed to increase diversity in the health professions, Charles J. Alexander, Ph.D. currently serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity and Director of the Academic Advancement Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He provides full-time executive and intellectual leadership for a collection of programs designed for approximately 5,000 undergraduates from diverse populations, who have been historically underserved by higher education; these include students from low-income families, first-generation college students, and students from historically underrepresented groups. In addition to his role as Associate Vice Provost, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry’s Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry.
He has been a consultant and peer reviewer for federal agencies, foundations, universities, and scholarly journals; published in the area of non-cognitive factors in the selection and admissions process, workforce diversity in the health professions, and health profession pipeline programs. He recently contributed to the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. He has also been a faculty member and guest lecturer at a number of universities and colleges, as well as a presenter at national and international conferences. He was the past Chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Dental Pipeline Project II Advisory Committee, and a past President of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME). In February of 2013, the Governor of the State of California appointed him to the Medical Board of California, Physician Assistant Board for a four-year term, which was recently renewed in August of 2020.
He has received numerous awards and honors including the Martin Luther King, Jr award from the University of California, San Francisco, the Dr. Joseph J. Krahewski Award from the Northern California Section of the American College of Dentists, a Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) for his significant contributions to dental education, a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award by the College of Education at Marquette University, the Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award from The California Wellness Foundation, and commendations and citations from the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California State Legislators, and the Governors of California, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
Dr. Alexander received his Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree in Sociology from the State University of New York (SUNY), College at Cortland; a Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Sociology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and; a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in the Sociological Foundations of Education from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has also studied at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Register for Free:
When: Nov 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: “Your Steps to STEM Transfer Success to UC…and Beyond”