Vice-President of Administrative Affairs, Operations and Finance
Dn. Gary is responsible for the overall leadership of Finance and Administration, which includes the areas of Budget; Financial Reporting; Facilities Planning, Facilities and Operations; Information Technology, Business and Administration Services; human resources; public safety; dining services; real estate; government regulation; and Internal Audit. Vice President Alexander provides leadership in financial accountability, policy, systems and reporting. He oversees all institutional financial planning to include budget forecasting, investments and risk management. Vice President Alexander is a member of the President’s Cabinet and assists in formulating and administering university policies and procedures, as well as developing long-range goals. He provides support for the Board of Trustees in the areas of finance and administration, and advises the president and colleagues on finance and administration-related issues. He also serves as a key strategic advisor to the President on all School policy issues.
He plays an integral role in enhancing the responsiveness of central administration to the needs of HCHC, improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and coordination of existing financial and administrative functions and practices across the School, leading the development and improvement of financial and administrative capacity in new areas that cross boundaries or traditional administrative units and achieving a more integrated approach to the challenges presented by new ventures.
Rev. Alexander came to HCHC after spending close to 17 years leading large government health and human services agencies in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. He served in key cabinet appointed positions like secretary of health and human services and Medicaid director as well as other senior administrative positions. He is a nationally recognized government leader and change agent, management and budget expert and healthcare and welfare reformer. Rev. Alexander is known as a pragmatic and decisive servant leader who has a track record of not only identifying problems but also assembling the right mix of talent, policymakers, and stakeholders to generate solutions that solve the most vexing challenges.
He is the author and architect of the one of the most comprehensive state-based Medicaid health reforms in history called the Rhode Island Global Medicaid Waiver. The Global Waiver redesigned the delivery of services to provide greater choices for consumers, improved quality measures, and enhanced services all while bending the cost curve and reducing red tape for providers.
Throughout his career, Rev. Alexander has been a highly sought after advisor and speaker, working with governors, government agencies and businesses to develop cost reducing and value-based health care solutions, reform Medicaid, Medicare, and welfare programs, streamline organizations and restructure operations. He has appeared frequently in the media, before Congress and state legislatures and has been a contributor to various publications, radio programs and think tanks. His writings and initiatives have been featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, The National Review and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Rev. Alexander also serves as an adjunct faculty member for Business Management at Hellenic College. He directed Hellenic’s Business Management Program from 2018-2021. His teaching expertise is focused in the following areas: servant leadership, organizational theory, change management, healthcare administration and law.