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James Alexander

Executive Director of Athletics
Detroit Public Schools Community District

Before being named executive director of athletics for DPSCD, Jay Alexander spent 4 years in the non-profit sector.  He served as vice president of operations and development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, and manager of philanthropic partnerships for Detroit Police Athletic League.  Most noticeably he helped raise over 17 million for PAL to build their new stadium and headquarters.

His vision is simple: to increase the visibility and recognition of both academic and athletic programs while building good work ethics and developing leaders.  His program’s motto is “First progress, then Success.”  Additional plans include increasing student-athlete participation, building the success of all programs and providing a platform for student-athletes to have fun.  These experiences will result in helping develop the “Whole Child”, to be better prepared, and contributing citizens in a global society.