Meet Chris

Chris Alexander has an extensive background working with students. He has worked in education at the elementary, secondary, post-secondary and graduate level. He can firsthand understand the issues, challenges and solutions for students as they transition from one level to the next. His attitude is another characteristic that sets him apart. He recently worked as a Coordinator with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this role he worked with Milwaukee Public High School students and assisted them with meeting certain requirements to possibly be admitted into UW-Madison, with Full Tuition Paid. He also created the movement “Black Men Breaking Barriers”. BMBB works with the Black Male students in the PEOPLE Program and offers Mentorship, Life Skills, Personal Development and Academic assistance.

Prior to working at UW-Madison, Chris worked as a Senior College Advisor for the City Colleges of Chicago’s Wilbur Wright College. As a College Advisor, Chris believed that diversity enhances the richness of the educational experience and leads to understanding, tolerance, and an appreciation of the differences embodied in each of us. His belief is that faculty and staff diversity should reflect the demographics of the student body. Chris’ Advising Philosophy encompasses the need to help students to be able to make decisions on their own.

Before working at City Colleges of Chicago, Chris worked for Chicago Public Schools and ran the After-school Program at Genevieve Melody Elementary School. He brought in Enrichment and Academic Programming to help strengthen students’ knowledge and growth.
He also has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a Minor in Sociology from Illinois State University and a master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chris also is:
• A proven performer with a track record of outperforming goals, delivering high levels of customer service, and achieving successful results.
• Aggressively follows up on emails and maintains an active pipeline daily.

When Chris isn’t working with students, he’s recording radio commercials with the Milwaukee Radio Group, working in his community to help others or mentoring our youth. Chris has 1 son named Cameron and is married to his wife Katy and they love to get out in Milwaukee and enjoy all that the city has to offer.

Chris was born in Cleveland, Ohio and then moved to Hanover Park, Illinois when he was in 7th grade. He grew up not knowing his path, but as he started to receive help from his teachers, he quickly began to understand that he wanted to lead a life of serving others.