Brooklyn, NY –Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Kinta Alexander to the KCC Foundation Board. A KCC alumnus, Dr. Alexander is the director of Infection Prevention and Control at New York City Health and Hospitals/Harlem, having previously worked in infection control at Mount Sinai Health System. In addition, she is an adjunct lecturer in biology at KCC.
Born and raised on Union Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Alexander came to the U.S. to pursue her college education. After graduating from KCC in 1998 with a degree in biology, she earned a bachelor of arts in biology/chemistry from Hunter College, a master of public health from East Stroudsburg University, a master of science in medical microbiology from Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and a doctorate of public health from New York Medical College Graduate School of Health Sciences and Practice & Institute of Public Health.
As director of Infection Prevention and Control, her duties require that she research, evaluate, and incorporate evidence-based protocols into routine practice. She also consults and collaborates with community health organizations and local, state, and federal public health officials to advocate for patient safety, health worker safety, and safe practices. Though her role puts her center stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, she meets the challenges with aplomb. “There is a spirit of resilience and a discipline for excellence that I took with me from KCC throughout my life and career,” remarked Alexander.
“We’re excited about the breadth of knowledge and experience Dr. Alexander brings to the College,” said KCC Foundation Board Chair Suzanne M. Murphy. “As an alumnus, she is uniquely positioned to advocate on behalf of students.”
About the Kingsborough Community College Foundation
The Kingsborough Community College Foundation is the tax exempt 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization through which individuals, foundations and corporations can make tax exempt gifts to benefit students, faculty, and the college. It is governed by an independent board of trustees representing New York City for-profit and non-profit entities, as well as College alumni, faculty, and administration.
About Kingsborough Community College
Founded in 1963, Kingsborough Community College is Brooklyn’s only community college and is part of the City University of New York (CUNY). Located on a 70-acre campus in Manhattan Beach, Kingsborough remains firmly committed to its mission of providing both liberal arts and career education, promoting student learning and development, as well as strengthening and serving its diverse community. Kingsborough provides a high-quality education through associate degree programs that prepare students for transfer to senior colleges or entry into the workforce. Serving approximately 10,000 full- and part-time students annually and an additional 20,000 students in its expanding continuing education program, Kingsborough has earned recognition as a Leader College of Distinction for excellence in student success by Achieving the Dream, and has been identified as a Top 10 Community College in the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.