Meet the Dean



Alex Hernandez was appointed Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) effective September 10, 2018. Before joining the University, he worked for a national education foundation, the Charter School Growth Fund, where he built one of the largest portfolios of innovative K12 schools in the country. He has years of experience expanding high-quality education programs and expertise in linking quality instruction with educational technology. Hernandez writes frequently about the future of learning, and has a special interest in increasing college access, success, and career readiness.

Hernandez launched his education career through a continuing studies program, which allowed him to teach high school math in South Los Angeles. He later became an administrator for Portland Public Schools in Oregon, and then an area superintendent for Aspire Public Schools in California. Prior to entering the field of education, he worked at Steamboat Ventures, Disney’s venture capital arm, and at J.P. Morgan.

Hernandez has an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University, and a BA from Claremont McKenna College. He is a moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a Pahara-Aspen Fellow.