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Alissa Talley-Pixley

Associate Director of Engaged Learning Office Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/764-1865
Office: School of Information/777 North University Staff Unit: Engaged Learning Office LinkedIn News About Alissa Talley-Pixley


I facilitate connections in the intersection of information, communities, and higher education by working with organizations, faculty, and students to design high-impact opportunities. In my role as Associate Director of the Engaged Learning Office (ELO), I work across the team to ensure that operations, reporting, and curricular alignment between external engagement and student programs are coordinated. 

I am a graduate of the MSI program (2012) and have worked at UMSI in admissions, the Career Development Office, and now in ELO. I believe deeply in the School of Information's mission and values and am grateful that I get to contribute to the ongoing education of UMSI students.

I am from a small town in Michigan where I grew up in a family of public school teachers. I have three U-M degrees – BA in Psychology, MSI (specialized in Library and Information Sciences and Community Informatics), and MA in Higher Education.  I currently live in Ann Arbor with my husband, young daughter, puppy dog, and old cat. I enjoy traveling (in Michigan, around the country, and across the world), reading, watching *good* TV shows, long walks, and yoga.


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Honors and Awards

Foundations of Leadership program completion, 2019

Leading Change Practicum Participant, 2018

UMSI Outstanding Staff Recognition Award, 2015


Master of Arts in Higher Education, University of Michigan

Master of Science in Information, University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Michigan

News about Alissa Talley-Pixley

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UMSI Community Corps program fosters virtual volunteering across U.S.

When the pandemic paused in-person volunteer initiatives, 29 UMSI students continued their efforts online through the school’s new Community Corps program.

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