Will W. Alexander
Early life and education
He served as Executive Secretary Army Y.M.C.A. Southeastern Military Department from 1917 to 1919.
He served as the Executive Director of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation from 1919 to 1930.
Alexander originally had no desire to become a college president; he was deeply committed to the CIC. However, he was persuaded to become acting president "during the preliminary stages of its development", and served in 1935–36. In 1926 he was the first ever winner of the prestigious Gold medal for distinguished achievements in race relations of the Harmon Foundation awards.