Bruce D. Alexander

Bruce D. Alexander


Bruce was the senior executive responsible for commercial development at the Rouse Company, one of the nation`s leading developers of marketplace and mixed use urban projects including Harborplace in Baltimore and Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.

He retired after 26 years at the end of 1995 and after two years of pro bono work, including at his alma mater, was asked to leave retirement to become Yale`s inaugural Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs.

For twenty years Bruce led the university’s initiatives for the revitalization of New Haven, the strengthening of relations with the community, and the extensive redevelopment by the university of commercial properties adjacent to the Yale campus. He negotiated for Yale the purchase of the 136 acre Bayer Healthcare complex, and assumed responsibility in 2006 for oversite of all campus facility planning, new construction, renovations, and operations.

Bruce retired from his second career in June of 2018 and now works part time as senior advisor to the university. He holds a BA from Yale and a JD from Duke, has taught real estate as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management, has chaired the Transportation Strategy Board for the State of Connecticut as well as serving on its Commission for Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, and many other civic boards.