Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN

Clinical Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor at the School of Nursing. Dr. Alexander joined the School of Nursing in 2003 and has held a variety of leadership positions, both within and outside of the school. In addition to serving on the faculty, she was director of the School of Nursing’s Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion for the entire UNC-Chapel Hill Campus, and provided leadership and resources for the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Adams School of Dentistry. Dr. Alexander is currently the American Nurses Association’s Scholar-in-Residence Addressing Racism in Nursing and serves on The Leapfrog Group Board. She also taught a multi-session training program at Faculty Council meetings and continues to lead the Faculty Governance Committee on Community and Diversity.

Her nursing career spans over 45 years in the areas of public policy, advocacy, teaching, and health careers development with an emphasis on cultural diversity issues. At a national level, she has served as President of the National League for Nursing, whose membership is over 40,000 nurse educators and 1200 schools of nursing, served on the AHA’s Workforce Commission, the board of The American Organization of Nurse Executives, The National Quality Forum Nursing Care Performance Measures’ Steering Committee, Chairperson of the AONE Diversity Council, and a member of the AHA’s Leadership Circle of Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. She frequently speaks to groups across the country on the issues of the healthcare workforce, diversity, and strategic planning.