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Alexandra Byrum

Director of Communications and Community Relations

  • Profile
    Alexandra Byrum is the director of communications and community relations for the Equity & Community unit, which includes the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and the Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office. Alongside Equity & Community colleagues, she works to promote and catalyze civic engagement; advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) on campus; deepen community partnerships; support community-based learning classes; mentor students; and collaborate with students, faculty, and community partners on public exhibitions.

    Previously, she was a museum educator at the Chrysler Museum of Art and taught the history of photography at Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center. She was associate marketing manager at the Smithsonian Institution during the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian and the reopening of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. She holds a B.A. with honors in English from the University of the South and an M.A. in art and museum studies from Georgetown University.