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Alan Clay

Alan Clay, M.A., M.B.A., SHRM-CP

Associate Director, Administration and Operations


Summary of Experience

Alan joined the OMSA team in May 2015 and has worked in management for both private and public sectors for over 8 years. In his current role, Alan oversees the financial, marketing, and personnel operations of the department. He is a certified HR professional who loves to help organizations, and the people within them, thrive.


Chicago, IL


  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Industrial Organizational Psychology, Roosevelt University
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

What OMSA Means to Me …

The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) has played an integral role on this campus for over 50 years to help students of every color succeed academically. It is a supportive environment that aims to make the lives of students easier and fulfills them with purpose as they matriculate though the academic system.


Being with my family, exercising, listening to music, watching sports, and movies