De’ja Alexander, DDS Candidate 2018, was recently elected president of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA). She will serve in this capacity for the national SNDA organization for one academic year beginning July 2017.
“I am honored and delighted to serve as the Student National Dental Association’s next president,” said Alexander. “It will be my pleasure to serve the committed members of SNDA. I am looking forward to working with the 2017-18 National Executive Board and tackling the 2017-18 strategic plan.”
Alexander previously served the national SNDA organization as its corresponding secretary. In that role, she worked to increase communication between the national executive board and local chapters of SNDA. In her role as president, she will work closely with the national SNDA executive board to progress the SNDA mission of providing access to the underserved and to continue improving the educational and social experiences of minority students in dental school.
“We’re incredibly proud of De’ja and her election to this national position,” said Scott S. De Rossi, school dean and professor. “She is a leader here at UNC and we know she’ll do a wonderful job as president of the national SNDA organization.”
Dr. Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, SNDA UNC chapter faculty advisor, echoed De Rossi’s comments: “Not only is De’ja a leader here at UNC, she is an emerging leader in the dental profession. It never ceases to amaze me how organized, timely and creative she is in her approach to serving the organization. This election represents a big accomplishment for De’ja, and is most definitely something that makes UNC SNDA proud.”