Span Plan Team

Malissa Ayala, Director

Malissa joined Student Success September 2018 after serving as Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Division of Financial Aid at Purdue University.  She received her Bachelor of Science from Krannert School of Management and returned to Purdue  in 2015 to continue her excitement of connecting students with financial resources, creating dynamic programming to engage students and helping students to work through obstacles they encounter on their way to graduation. Prior to returning to Purdue, Malissa served as Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Indiana University South Bend and as Program Officer at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.  In these roles, she engaged with students at many different stages of their education journey and helped them navigate complex streams of funding and college access. 

Malissa has been an active, life-long learner and been in the classroom as a nontraditional student.   This experience has helped her to understand the challenges that can make degree completion paths different for all students.  As director, she hopes to help students find the best route to reaching their academic goals while creating opportunities to build community and a voice for nontraditional students on campus.

We are located on the 4th floor of Krach Leadership Center. Please use Boiler Connect to schedule an appointment or stop by room 422!

Allison Staley, Financial Aid Administrator

Allison is an experienced Financial Aid Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in higher education. With experience at the University of Texas at Austin, Augustana College, and Western Illinois University, where she earned her BS and MS, Allison brings her experience to better serve and advocate for those within Student Success Programs. Her knowledge in event and project management, community outreach, collaboration, and financial aid issues make her a value asset for students to engage with.

Away from the office, Allison is an enthusiastic dog mom and enjoys weekend outdoor adventure and promotes wildlife conservation.

To speak with Allison, connect with her via email at or via phone a 765-494-0596. Her office is located on the 4th floor of the Krach Leadership Center.

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Span Plan Adult Student Services
Krach Leadership Center
1198 Third Street, Rooms 422
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. Staff available
by appointment or walk-in.

Phone:  765-494-5860

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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