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Alison Chandler

Title:Asst VP SEM & Student Success
Office:Warde Academic Center
Department: S.E.M. & Student Success


Alison Chandler, who joined the SXU family in early 2020, holds an Education Specialist degree in higher education leadership and is currently pursuing her doctorate in the same field from National Louis University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Spelman College, a Master of Arts in educational psychology and counselor education from Tennessee Tech University, and a Master of Science in academic advising with a concentration in advising administration from Kansas State University. Chandler has over 16 years of experience in higher education, beginning as an academic advisor in 2005, and has been very passionate about advising, student success, and holistic student development ever since.

Prior to joining SXU, Chandler served in various advising, student and academic affairs, university teaching, and leadership roles at Tennessee Tech University, UNLV, and the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. In 2010, she was one of 10 academic advising professionals chosen from colleges and universities across the world to take part in a two-year Emerging Leaders Program. She also served in several leadership positions within the local, regional, and national academic advising communities, to include the National Academic Advising Association's (NACADA) Diversity Committee and the Administrators Institute Advisory Board. In addition, Chandler contributed to Academic Advising Today, presented at her Regional Conference, served her NACADA Region as Conference Coordinator for Service Element Project, Membership & Awards Coordinator, and as a Steering Committee Member. In 2021,Chandler was one of nine doctoral students selected to participate in the CLAVE Doctoral Fellowship Program at National Louis University.

In her spare time, Chandler enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, working on DIY projects, and binge-watching crime dramas and reality TV.


Education Specialist
National Louis University

Master of Science in Academic Advising
Kansas State University

Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and Counselor Education
Tennessee Tech University

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Spelman College