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Lauren Shackleford

Lauren Shackleford

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager and Adjunct Lecturer in Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/647-6679
Office: CoE Ctr Eng Divers & Outrch/1105 LEC Faculty Role: Adjunct Connect with me on LinkedIn


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Clifton Strengths: Strategic, Achiever, Learner, Futuristic and Responsibility 

How I Identify: Queer, Latinx, cis-female, friend, sister, daughter, partner and loving aunt

Hobbies: Running, traveling, listening to crime podcasts

As an equity-minded practitioner guided by Bloom’s appreciative advising principles, I provide career advising and coaching to MSI and MHI students, adjunct for career development courses, manage the Alumni Career Connections program and, assist with the UMSI Internship Program. I am the CDO liaison for UMSI student organizations, supporting student leaders in running panel sessions and career-related events, and will oversee the newly developed CDO Student Leadership Board. I am a fierce mental health advocate striving to foster an environment where students feel a sense of belonging at UMSI and supported. 

I am a current doctoral student at Michigan State University, and earned both my degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Before coming to the University of Michigan, I served as an Academic Success Coach/Academic Advisor at University of Toledo and Northwest Missouri State University. I call Michigan my home and enjoy running, kayaking, hiking and spending time with my fur baby, Lemon Louise. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Conference Presenter: 

National Association of Colleges & Employers NACE, 2021

OHAAA Conference, 2018-2019

NACADA Region 5 Conference, 2019

NODAR7 Conference, 2019


Ph.D student, Michigan State University 

M.A in Educational Leadership, Eastern Michigan University 

B.S in Information Assurance, Eastern Michigan University 

Gallup Trained Strengths Coach


A person sits at a table with a laptop that is open to a virtual meeting with another person on their screen.
New career networking program brings together UMSI students and alumni mentors

The Career Development Office (CDO) has been celebrating the successful launch of the Alumni Career Connections program, an initiative connecting current students to alumni mentors in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the hiring market. 

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