Malissa Ayala, Director of Span Plan

Malissa joined Student Success September 2018 after serving as Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Division of Financial Aid.  She received her B.S. in Management from the Krannert School of Management and returned to Purdue in 2015 to continue working in the scholarship field.  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 worked with students at many different stages of their education journey and helped them to navigate complicated streams of funding and access.  Malissa has been an active learner and nontraditional student returning to the college classroom and has a strong desire to help students realize their academic goals.






Image of Junia McDoleJunia McDole, Financial Aid Specialist

Junia joined the Student Success Department as a Financial Aid Administrator in May 2016.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. As an undergraduate, Junia served in the Business Office for Student Organizations at Purdue, providing student organization account management services.

With her degree, Junia began her career as an Investigator for the State of Indiana where she provided assistance to low-income populations, serving as a mediator for children in poverty that had been abused. Junia aided families in receiving services and education for their emotional, developmental, and financial needs to better their life circumstances.  While in this position Junia discovered her desire to serve this particular demographic. Prior to joining Purdue University, Junia served as a Financial Aid Analyst at Harrison College. Her primary role was the education and guidance to students and families regarding financial aid and the application process. Junia found the most fulfillment working with 21st Century scholars, nontraditional populations, and veterans due to her own background. She was a first generation student, low income student who came from a family of sixteen children. As an undergraduate student, Junia was a mother to three children and maintained a full time job. She is familiar with the plight of under-served populations and is empathetic in advising students from these backgrounds.

Junia is available by appointment or visit her during office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-3pm in Krach 462.

We are located on the 4th floor of KRACH. Stop by anytime!

Contact Us

Span Plan Adult Student Services
Krach Leadership Center
1198 Third Street, Rooms 420 & 422
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
& 1 to 5 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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