F. King Alexander

Dr. F. King Alexander was named the 6th President of California State University, Long Beach in November of 2005 after serving as the President of Murray State University in Kentucky from 2001-2005. California State University, Long Beach is the nation's 24th largest university and is recognized as a "university of choice" among students throughout California and the western United States.

Dr. Alexander is a well respected national expert in domestic and international higher education finance and public policy. His research on university revenue, tuition, and expenditure patterns has been featured in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Boston Globe, The Australian, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Economist. In 2004 Dr. Alexander was selected to testify to the U. S. Congress and the House of Representative's Subcommittee on Education and the Workforce on the issue of student tuition and college affordability during a series of national hearings regarding the Reauthorization of the High Education Act.

During Dr. Alexander's tenure as President of Murray State University he helped significantly expand the institution's enrollment and graduation rates while also more than doubling its private endowment. Prior to being selected President of Murray State University Dr. Alexander served as a faculty member and director of the Higher Education Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1997-2001. In addition to being President of California State University, Long Beach he also serves as a faculty affiliate at Cornell University's prestigious Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI) and a Faculty Foundation Fellow at Harris Manchester College, at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Alexander received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Higher Education Finance and Public Policy, a Master's of Science degree from Oxford University (England) in Comparative Education Policy and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from St. Lawrence University in New York.