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Alison Chandler

Title:Asst VP SEM & Student Success
Office:Warde Academic Center
Department: Center for Success


Alison Chandler, who joined the SXU family in early 2020, holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Spelman College, a Master of Arts in educational psychology and counselor education from Tennessee Tech University, a Master of Science in academic advising with a concentration in advising administration from Kansas State University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in higher education leadership from National Louis University. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education, beginning as an academic advisor for academically vulnerable college students 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 the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, UNLV, and Tennessee Tech University. 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.

She has three children, and in her spare time enjoys traveling, DIY projects, and binge-watching crime dramas.


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