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Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander

Director, Institute on the Common Good, Regis University
palexand@regis.edu

Paul Alexander is Director of the Institute on the Common Good at Regis University. He has extensive experience in facilitating community dialogue and collaborative processes and teaches in both the CPS School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Regis College Departments of Religious Studies and Peace and Justice. He served for eight years as the Degree Chair for the Master of Nonprofit Management Program (MNM) at Regis and has over twenty years experience in the nonprofit sector. He has traveled extensively and lived and worked in Spain and Latin America. Alexander serves on the boards of Advocates for Younger Generations, Campus Compact of the Mountain West, the Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund, and the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. He also serves as an advisor to Governor Hickenlooper on public engagement for statewide public policy development. He has a BA from Williams College, an MA in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Community Dialogue from the Union Institute and University.

SPOTLIGHT ON ENGAGEMENT

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...