Dr. Kevin Alexander, former dean of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, will be inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.
Alexander, who served as dean from 1999 until 2008, aided in the growth of MCO’s residency program and worked extensively to promote its new building, which opened in June 2011. He will be among five people inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Thursday, June 28.
Alexander, who served as president of the American Optometric Association in 2007-08, left Ferris to become president of the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, Calif.
Alexander also has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, and is the 2011-12 president.
The Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University prepares doctoral and post-doctoral students for successful professional careers, responsible citizenship and lifelong learning. Through its clinically-based education and patient care, the MCO serves the optometric health care needs of society. For more information on MCO, visit www.ferris.edu/mco.