BW Class of 1977 | Induction Class of 1993Don Alexander
Don Alexander '77, was one of the best 800 meter runners in the country when he attended Baldwin Wallace University. Since his days at BW, Alexander has been successful in sales, as an amateur runner, road racer and as a volunteer coach.
At BW, Don Alexander was a six-time letterman in cross country and track. He helped to lead the Yellow Jackets to seven Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, including the 1975, 1976 and 1977 OAC indoor and outdoor track crowns. Individually, Alexander was 11 times All-OAC, an OAC Champion in the 800 meters, a five-time qualifier to the NCAA Division III national meet and an All-American. He also led BW to numerous Cleveland College titles.
In addition to his excellence on the track at BW, Alexander was also a member of the BW Dean's List, was named Outstanding Greek in 1976, was a reporter for The Exponent and was a member of the Lamba Chi Alpha fraternity.
Following his career at BW, Alexander continued to run to glory. He formed the BW Track Club and ran competitively in meets across the country. He has run competitively in road races for Team Ohio and has coached both youth groups and as an assistant at BW in 1990 and 1991. He also has been the Camp Director of "The Quest for Success", a cross country camp for Greater Cleveland area high school boys and girls.
Professionally, Alexander began his career with Lieberman Enterprises in 1978 while working towards his master's degree at Cleveland State University. Alexander received his master's degee from CSU in 1980 and is currently employed as a sales representative by Glaxo Pharmaceuticals and resides in Strongsville with his wife, the former Rae Heisner, '77, and their four children.