About Our Staff

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Michelle Ashcraft


Office: (765) 494-6357


Michelle Ashcraft is the Director of Purdue Promise and also serves at the Site Supervisor for ScholarCorps at Purdue. She is from Seymour, Indiana and is a Boilermaker alumna, earning a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She has a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina (USC), and came back to Purdue in 2012 after 5 years in the SEC at USC and the University of Kentucky. She is a Bridges Out of Poverty certified Lifetime Trainer and a QPR Gatekeeper Trainer. Outside of work Michelle loves going to concerts, college sporting events, and festivals; cooking; being an aunt to her niece and nephew; spending time with her family; and traveling.

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers / Herself

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McKalaih Mitchell

21st Century Scholar Specialist, ScholarCorps

Office: (765) 496-2933


McKalaih Mitchell is a 2018 Purdue Alum who graduated with a major in Psychological Sciences and a Spanish minor. Her future career goals include obtaining a PhD in Clinical Psychology and then to serve in the United States Army, focusing on veterans transitioning back to a Civilian lifestyle from Active Duty. During her undergraduate years, she interned with the Military Family Research Institute as well as volunteering with Purdue's Veteran Success Center. Originally from Vincennes, Indiana, she has spent the last 5 years living in the West Lafayette/Lafayette area and her hobbies include touring historical sites, reading, playing soccer, and baking.

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Allison Staley

Financial Aid Administrator

Remote:  (765) 237-9453

Office: (765) 494-0596


Allison Staley 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 Bachelor of Science and Master of Science as a student. She is proficient in event and project management, community outreach, collaboration, and Financial Aid issues throughout the country with the goal of using her skills to better serve and advocate for those within Student Success Programs at Purdue University. She is also a fantastic dog mom and enjoys weekend outdoor adventures and promotes Wildlife conservation. Please contact Allison with your financial aid questions and concerns.

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Krach Leadership Center
Fourth Floor
1198 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 494-9328
Email:  21stCenturyScholars@purdue.edu
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