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Linda Alexander

Linda Alexander has been appointed chief academic officer. With a leadership style and philosophy that supports a climate of inclusion, a sense of belonging and well-being, and one that promotes principles of transformative and servant leadership, Alexander will lead and facilitate initiatives that emerge from the ASPPH Strategic Plan 2030. As chief academic officer, Alexander will oversee a range of areas, including, pathways to public health; educational models and programs; leadership, faculty, and staff professional development within member institutions; and the advancement of DEIJ initiatives. She will supervise collection, analytics, reporting, and governance of data to advance evidence-based decision making in academic public health.  Alexander will guide the implementation of action steps to eliminate cultural and structural racism in academic public health, as well as advance the recommendations of Framing the Future 2030 and the Climate Change and Health Framework.  Additionally, in this role, she will enhance educational excellence to prepare and strengthen the public health workforce. Alexander’s appointment will begin April 1, 2022.