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COVER STORY Dr. Laurence Benedict Alexander was one of several candidates vying for the position of chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff following the retirement of Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr., who led for 21 years until his retirement in May 2012. This national search drew contenders from South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. Alexander is the New Orleans native who accepted the appointment and charge to lead the institution. He brings with him a 26 page curriculum vitae of accomplishments and experiences that chronicle the life of a man destined for leadership. bY TISHA D. ARNOLD 38 PRIDE Magazine • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

PRIDE Magazine - Summer 2013

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