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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 Council (ISC)
  • Advisor, Illinois Spirit & Traditions Council



  • 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

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  • Context
  • Learner
  • Input
  • Communication
  • Deliberative

About Me

Alex currently serves as the Senior Associate Director for Student Engagement and Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success & Engagement. In this role, he provides oversight to the Student Org Development & Admin (SODA) Team and the Student Org Finance Center (SOFC) Team. He also assists with the development of the department and provides leadership on marketing.

Since 2018, Alex has also served as the Advisor to Illinois Student Government. He also coordinates Student Spirit Engagement inclusive of the new Illinois Spirit & Traditions Council.

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 a group fitness instructor. He is certified in LesMills BODYATTACK™, BODYJAM™, GRIT™, SPRINT™, CORE™, and BODYPUMP™, and he teaches at Campus Recreation and the local Stephens Family YMCA.


  • Illinois Student Government
  • Illinois Spirit & Traditions Council
  • Student Org Development & Admin
  • Student Org Finance Center