Alexandra McArthur (Alex) '09

Raleigh, North Carolina


Director, Inclusive Solutions at Prudential Financial


BA (History) Davidson, Cum Laude, 2009; Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, 2013

At Davidson

Women’s Leadership Conference co-founder and co-chair; RUSK eating house member and social chair; Marshall Scholar in History; Omicron Delta Kappa; Council on Campus and Religious Life

Alumni Activities

Inaugural Chidsey Fellow for Leadership Development; Fund for Davidson Class Agent, Davidson Women Connect member; Class Chair 2016; Young Alumni Ne Ultra Society chair; Davidson Game Changer; Honor Council Alumni Speaker; Alumni Service Award recipient 2019

Other Activities

Ms. Wheelchair America 2011; Former Chair of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities; Former board member of Include NYC, former Vice Chair of Visual Arts Exchange; Disability Inclusion Fund participatory grantmaker; StartingBloc Fellow for Social Innovation; UNLEASH Innovation Lab fellow; Trustee of Awesome Foundation for Disability; Chair Emeritas of National Disability Institute and current board member

Personal Statement

“You seem like someone who wants to make an impact - you’ll go to Davidson.” This statement from a stranger has been a defining theme for my time at Davidson and since graduation. Davidson empowers graduates to know that they have a responsibility to make positive change and gives them the skills to do so. I am no exception. My drive for impact has led me to be a national advocate for people with disabilities, to serving in leadership positions on national and statewide boards (often through organizational transitions and as the youngest board member), and to dedicating my professional life to helping corporations use their power and influence for good.

I know that Davidson will continue its legacy of preparing students for impact - guided in our values of honor, leadership, and service. It’s at Davidson where I learned to embrace ambiguity, see opportunity in challenges, and solidified my commitment to serving others. It is my hope that decades from now, a prospective Davidson student might sit next to a stranger on a plane who affirms Davidson’s reputation for impact. I am humbled by this nomination and, if selected, would bring my experience, vision, aptitude for consensus-building across difference, and unwavering love of our Wildcats to the position of Alumni Board President.