Boise State has selected Drew Alexander to be the new Associate Vice President for Campus Operations following a national search. This role will oversee the departments of Architectural and Engineering Services, Capital Planning and Space Management, and Facilities, Operations and Maintenance.
Alexander will ensure alignment of the campus master plan with the Blueprint for Success; build, maintain and upgrade the university’s grounds and physical infrastructure; seek land and real estate development opportunities that will benefit the campus community; develop strong working relationships with external agencies and partners; and support and lead the directors and staff in Campus Operations.
“I am excited for Drew to step into a leadership role that will allow him to build upon the excellent work he is already doing for Boise State,” said Alicia Estey, chief financial and operating officer and vice president for finance and operations. “In a pool of well-qualified candidates, Drew stood out as a trusted, innovative leader with the vision to further align the work happening in Campus Operations with Boise State’s strategic initiatives. I am grateful to the search committee for their time and commitment to the process.”
Alexander joined the university in 2015 as a Capital Planner, working within Capital Planning and Space Management. In subsequent roles as the Assistant Director and then Director of Planning, he oversaw the development and implementation of short and long range growth plans for the university through its master plan. He provided oversight of the major capital improvement program, served as a primary capital planning representative to state and local government agencies, community stakeholder groups, and surrounding neighborhoods. He also provided planning recommendations for off-campus development opportunities, acquisitions and the management of university-owned real estate properties.
Alexander earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Development from Ball State University, and a Master of Public Administration from Boise State University. He has represented Boise State on numerous boards and committees, including the COMPASS Executive Board, the City Go Steering Committee, VRT’s Regional Transit Team, and is a Past-President of the Lusk District Neighborhood Association.