Alvin J. Schexnider possesses 40 years of higher education experience as a faculty member and senior executive at majority and historically Black colleges and universities. These include Southern University, Syracuse University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Wake Forest University. Dr. Schexnider is a former Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University where he led efforts to reposition the institution and improve its competitiveness. Afterward, he served as Executive Vice President, Acting President and Interim President of Norfolk State University before retiring in 2007. He returned to the academy as
President of Thomas Nelson Community College in 2008 and oversaw the
opening of its Historic Triangle Campus in Williamsburg, Virginia
before retiring again in 2011.
Dr. Schexnider graduated with honors from Grambling State University and earned a Ph.D in political science from Northwestern University where he held Ford Foundation and Woodrow Wilson fellowships. He has written extensively on urban politics, public management and higher education. He served on the staff of the
Defense Manpower Commission and he is the co-author of Blacks and
the Military published by the
Dr. Schexnider has an extensive record of public service to the Commonwealth of Virginia with gubernatorial appointments to the Commission on Virginia’s Future, the Commission on Local Government, the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University, the Commission on the Revitalization of Virginia’s Urban Areas, the Virginia Board of Education and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He and
his wife are the parents of a son and a daughter.
primary offerings of Schexnider & Associates LLC are
facilitation, executive coaching and designing and conducting
workshops to improve the performance of governing boards through
enhanced engagement and execution of fiduciary