Dr. Alvin J. Schexnider is president of Schexnider & Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm in Chesapeake, Virginia. Before retiring in April 2007, he was executive vice president of Norfolk State University where he also served as interim president.  A former chancellor of Winston-Salem State University.

Schexnider earned a BA degree in political science at Grambling State University. He received the MA and PhD in political science from Northwestern University, where he held Norman Wait Harris, Ford Foundation, and Woodrow Wilson fellowships.

Dr. Schexnider will discuss his most recent book, Saving Black Colleges: Leading Change in a Complex Organization (New York: Palgrave Macmillan) was released in September 2013 and his January 2015 article in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Black higher education.