Get to Know Saint Rose is a weekly Q&A with a Saint Rose staff member to help our students learn more about the resources available to them while they’re here.
Meet David Alexander from the Athletics Department!
Name: David Alexander
What he does: Assistant Athletics Director for Communications
Where he works: Athletics Department
How long he’s been at Saint Rose: 30 years
His alma mater: University of Rhode Island (undergraduate); Saint Rose (graduate)
Fun fact: David has a twin sister!
Get to know David:
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I love working on a college campus where there is always a great deal of energy from young people who have a fresh perspective on so many things. Game day is always exciting for us in athletics. I also find it symbolic that my office is as close to the library as it is to our gym.
What’s something you want students to know about you?
I live with my girlfriend and her children, along with three cats: Jackson, Frank, and Chicken. I was raised in Rhode Island and went back to school to earn my master’s in education from Saint Rose 30 years after I completed my undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Rhode Island. One of the ways I put myself through URI was working in an ice cream factory, spending most of my summer days in a freezer.
If you could give students one piece of advice to carry them through their time here, what would it be?
To understand that getting an education is a proactive endeavor. It is therefore imperative to get to know your professors, to seek out help from the array of services provided on campus, to treat everyone with respect, and to appreciate the importance of being sound academically. Also, embrace the notion that selflessness and humility resonate with everyone.