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Alejandro (Alex) SuÑÉ, M.S.

  • Senior Associate Director
  • Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success & Engagement
  • Advisor, Illinois Student Government

Email: sune@illinois.edu

Education

  • B.S. Business Administration, Kansas State University
  • M.S. Counseling & Student Development, Kansas State University
  • (in progress) Ph.D. Education, Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

GALLUP CliftonStrengths – Top 5

  • Context
  • Learner
  • Input
  • Communication
  • Deliberative

About Me

Alex currently serves as the Interim Assistant Director with oversight for Student Org Development & Administration. He has been serving in an interim capacity since 2019 when he served as the Interim SORF Advisor. In addition to working with student orgs, Alex is also assisting with the development of the department and providing guidance on marketing.

In his formal role, Alex serves as the Associate Director for Student Success & Engagement. He joined the SSE team in 2018 where he serves as the Advisor to Illinois Student Government and coordinates Student Spirit Engagement and the Collegiate Readership Program.

Alex started working at Illinois in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs where he served as the Advisor to the Black Greek Council and the United Greek Council. Prior to arriving at Illinois, he worked for his fraternity's headquarters as the Director for Volunteer Engagement, Membership & Operations. In addition, Alex has also worked at Northwestern University as an Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life and at Texas A&M University as a Chapter Education & Operations Specialist.

Alex's educational interests are in risk management/prevention, hazing prevention, food insecurity, and the growth and development of culturally founded/based fraternities and sororities. He is also a member of NASPA | Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education.

An active member in his fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi, Alex assists with volunteer initiatives. He has previously served his fraternity in a variety of roles including Co-Chapter Advisor at Loyola University Chicago, President of the Alpha Upsilon Alumni Chapter (Kansas State), Assistant Chapter Advisor at Kansas State University and a Facilitator for The Bruce J. Loewenberg Summit and Cycyota Volunteer Institute. He currently serves as a Deputy Regional Commissioner and Advisor to the Alpha Lambda Chapter at Millikin University.

Outside of student engagement, Alex is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor. He is also certified in LesMills BODYATTACK™, BODYJAM™, GRIT Series™, SPRINT™, CXWORX™, and BODYPUMP™, and he teaches at the local Stephens Family YMCA.

Responsibilities

  • Illinois Student Government
  • Student Org Development & Administration
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