“Why I Give”
Sean Alexander’s TU story started long before he was born – when his parents met on a blind date in the lobby of Lottie Jane Mabee. Traveling from his New Jersey home for a campus visit in high school, he felt an immediate connection and fell in love with The University of Tulsa. He quickly got involved with Greek Life and helped launch a tech incubator in the Collins College of Business.
“A few faculty and staff members listened patiently and took an interest in what I wanted to do as a career – building software at one of the largest companies in the world. They mentored me, helped me construct an incredible resume, and encouraged me to follow my dream to work at Microsoft. I’ll mark 25 years with Microsoft in September.”
Today, Sean serves on both TU’s Board of Trustees and the Collins College of Business Executive Advisory Board. At admissions events, he’s quick to share his TU experience with future members of the Golden Hurricane: “If I had gone to a “Big Box” school, I never would have received the individualized attention and support that TU afforded me. I also might not have graduated if I hadn’t received financial aid from other alumni in the form of a Presidential Scholarship. Thanks to TU, I’ve had a tremendous opportunity in my career – I consider it my responsibility to give back.”