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Lawrence Alexander

Search Consultant, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Practice

Lawrence serves as the practice leader for Carney, Sandoe & Associates’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Practice. The practice is responsible for leading retained searches for school DEIB leaders and providing consultative support for boards, executive leadership, and faculty and staff. To date, Lawrence has conducted anti-bias training with more than 50 colleges and universities, more than 30 independent schools, and a host of corporate and community-based organizations. He provides guidance related to board governance, strategic planning, climate assessment, and inclusive hiring.

Previous Experience
Lawrence started his career in higher education before spending a decade at independent schools working as a college counselor and as a Director of Equity and Inclusion.

He has worked for The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, The Business of Sports School, Ross School (NY), and The White Mountain School (NH). Lawrence also serves on the editorial board for Insight Into Diversity magazine.

Education & Interests
Lawrence was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ and now resides in South Dartmouth, MA. He is the husband of Monique Alexander and together they have six children. Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Kean University and his master’s in counseling from Montclair State University.

Session Description
Now What!? Our Critical Response Theory

As the national theatre calls our critical work related to anti-racism into question, how are we strategizing our professional response and responsibility? If our profession is dedicated to equity, access and inclusion for all, how do we include all? Does our profession have an answer and if so, how well are we articulating it?

  • Participants will learn the core issues facing our profession regarding anti-racism and develop practical tools to create systemic change
  • Participants will learn language that will help them enter into courageous conversations within their communities
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