Alumni Hall of Fame – Kyla Alexander
For service to a Christian mission
The Alumni Hall of Fame is a prestigious award for Citipointe alumni. It honours alumni who are successful in their field and contribute to the common good and human flourishing. In 2023, we recognise Kyla Alexander (Class of 1990) for excellence in service to a Christian mission.
Kyla’s contribution to the common good, human flourishing, and to social welfare is significant. By following the call of God on her life, Kyla has helped to restore and awaken hope for China’s most vulnerable children.
For the past 22 years, Kyla Alexander has been working for International China Concern, where she provides care for children with disabilities. Today, she manages a staff of 250, working with her team to provide care and services to prevent child abandonment.
As China Operations Director for International China Concern, Kyla works with the organisation to:
- provide family-style group homes,
- train local staff,
- support families,
- partner with the Chinese government to develop social welfare services, and
- change public attitudes towards disability.
Kyla says: “I learned at Citipointe that I was created with a call and purpose, and uniquely gifted. I learned to ‘press towards the goal’ … this helped to establish an ethic of faithfulness and perseverance in me.”
Kyla graduated from Citpointe Christian College as Dux of the College. She studied nursing at QUT and began her career at Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.
When Kyla moved to China, she wanted to develop relationships with local people so she studied Chinese for three years. She now speaks Mandarin Chinese with professional proficiency.
Kyla continued her studies at Christian Heritage College, where she completed a Graduate Certificate in Ministry. Recently, she earned a Master of Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) with distinction at QUT.
Date posted: May 16, 2023