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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, and a Master of Science in academic advising with a concentration in advising administration from Kansas State University. She began working in higher education in 2005 as an academic advisor for academically vulnerable college students, and has been very passionate about advising, student success, and holistic student development ever since.

Prior to joining SXU, Chandler spent 13 years serving in various advising, student and academic affairs, university teaching, and leadership roles at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, UNLV, and Tennessee Tech University. She also served in several leadership positions within the local, regional, and national academic advising communities. 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. Chandler has also participated in the National Academic Advising Association's (NACADA) Advising Administrators' and Assessment Institutes, and has served on national advising steering committees.

She has three children, and in her spare time enjoys traveling, DIY projects, gardening, 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