Dr. Vasquez joined K&A in October 2017 after serving for more than 20 years in leadership roles within higher education and student affairs. As a senior consultant, Alex works with the K&A team to assist academic leaders in colleges, universities, and professional organizations with short- and long-term institutional strategic planning processes, assessing and strengthening programs and services, assessing and planning institutional efforts that advance a vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and improving student outcomes and organizational effectiveness.
Alex’s career includes work in student affairs and academic affairs and reflects deep experience in improving student success and engagement, strategic planning, organizational development, institutional diversity, and bringing change to learning. He most recently served as Dean of Students at Amherst College, where he helped to reorganize and lead the division of student affairs. He also spent a combined 17 years at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and Colgate University in New York, in positions and cross-divisional roles which spanned in responsibility from academic advising and undergraduate student retention to co-curricular learning, student support services, and institutional effectiveness. His passion and knowledge around issues of organizational culture, decision making, and organizational leadership, provide immeasurable value to K&A clients and to the field of higher education.
He earned his PhD at Boston College studying strategy and decision making at Liberal Arts Colleges. He earned his MS and BS at the State University of New York at Albany where he studied philosophy and educational administration and policy, respectively. Alex is originally from New York City and currently resides in Rhode Island.