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Inside Iowa State
June 14, 1996

New residence director checks in Aug. 1

by Linda Charles
Randy Alexander, director of university housing at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, has been appointed the new director of residence at Iowa State.

Since 1991, Alexander has been at the University of Wisconsin, where he was responsible for all aspects of the university housing program, including residence life, business operations and facilities.

He also served as director of housing at Wichita State University (1980-90), Kansas; director of residential living at Southwest Texas State University (1978-80), San Marcos; and assistant dean of student development at Stephen F. Austin State University (1976-78), Nacogdoches, Texas.

He received a B.A. in psychology in 1973 and an M.S. in student personnel and guidance in 1974, both from East Texas State University, Commerce.

"Randy has an excellent history of working with several residence systems and has provided leadership on facility renovations. He also clearly believes in involving the academic community with students in their residence setting," said Tom Thielen, vice president for student affairs. "We are glad he has joined our team."

Thielen added Alexander's challenge during the next few years "will be to modify some of our traditional halls to better meet the physical and educational needs of students in the '90s and beyond."

Alexander will begin his new duties Aug. 1. His salary will be $96,000.

He succeeds Charles Frederiksen, who has led the department of residence since 1967 and been on the residence staff since 1956. Frederiksen will retire June 30.

Virginia Arthur, assistant director of residence, will serve as interim director of residence during July.

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