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Dr. Alexander Elected Alumni Association President

Written by Adam Zewe

Guy Alexander, DDS '82, is ready to engage his fellow alumni as the newly-elected president of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) Alumni Association Board of Directors. As president, Dr. Alexander leads a network of more than 7,000 UMSOD graduates.

Dr. Alexander felt honored to be elected president by his peers on the board of directors. He is excited for the opportunity to meet and share ideas with many alumni at different dental conventions held across the country. Dr. Alexander joined his classmates and others during the All Alumni Reunion Weekend, which was held in June.

One of his goals as president is to inspire alumni who live in different parts of the country to become more involved in the Alumni Association. By utilizing Skype and teleconferencing, the Alumni Association can give many other members outside of the region the ability to make their voices heard. "Inviting alumni from far-off locations to participate in the Alumni Association helps them feel like a bigger part of the school. They bring in new ideas from different places," remarks Dr. Alexander.

He seeks to enhance the Alumni Association's role as a valuable communications resource for graduates. When a dentist is working in private practice, it can be challenging to meet new dentists or hear new perspectives. The UMSOD Alumni Association helps its members fill that void. "The Alumni Association plays an important role in keeping graduates involved in the school. It helps alumni to see the importance of the money they donate to their alma mater," he says.

For Dr. Alexander, who has also served on the UMSOD Board of Visitors since 2001, it is rewarding to be able to support the School of Dentistry by serving as Alumni Association president. He feels a deep sense of gratitude for the dental education he received, which has allowed him to maintain a successful private practice in Baltimore for the past 31 years. Now, he hopes to inspire other alumni to get involved and form a stronger connection with their alma mater.

Dr. Alexander lives in Pikesville. He and his wife, Joslyn, have one son, Jared. Dr. Alexander has been in private practice in Baltimore for 31 years. In his spare time, Dr. Alexander enjoys raising tropical fish and scuba diving.

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