Allison Ash, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Student Success & Senior Consultant
Allison Ash (she/her/hers) plays a crucial dual role within Credo and for our clients. She devotes the skills and knowledge she’s gained from leadership experiences inside and outside of higher education to help make our work—particularly the Moving the Needle program—more efficient and scalable. Yet Allison’s true gift is her ability to lead with empathy, ensuring that each colleague and client she works with feels empowered in the work that they do.
Leadership Rooted in Hands-On Experience
As a Senior Consultant for Student Success, Allison oversees a senior project manager and three associate consultants engaged in the Moving the Needle program, all while engaging in client-facing work of her own. Those experiences inform her role as Credo’s Associate Vice President of Strategy and Operations, in which she coordinates the installation and use of tools, such as the Success Intelligence Platform, that facilitate the work of the Moving the Needle program. Her efforts are vital in ensuring Credo continues to meet clients’ varied needs.
I love working as part of a team where we can support one another and create synergy to dream of new ideas to help our campuses achieve inclusive, equitable student success.
Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Allison has served as an adjunct dissertation chair and an adjunct or guest faculty member for several institutions. Her teaching and research focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly the concept of racial justice in Christian higher education. Allison’s published work includes “The Paradox of Faith: White Administrators and Anti-Racism Advocacy in Christian Higher Education” (Christian Higher Education, 2017), co-editing and contributing a chapter to Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, & The Future of Christian Higher Education (Abilene Christian University Press, 2017), and co-authoring White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education (Peter Lang, 2018).
At home, Allison loves spending time with her daughters and her mini-Labradoodle. Fun fact: She also sings and plays keyboard in a rock band.
More About Allison
Client & Project Portfolio
Moving The Needle Clients
- Anna Maria College
- Faulkner University
- Felician University
Student Success Implementation
- Trocaire College
MTN Design & Support
- Moodle instructional design
- Technology partnership oversight
Education & Certifications
- B.A., Music, Hope College
- M.Div., Theology and Art, Fuller Theological Seminary
- Ph.D., Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University
- Adjunct Dissertation Chair, Maryville University of Saint Louis
- Adjunct Faculty Member, Messiah College
- Dean of Student Care & Graduate Student Life, Associate Dean of Student Care and Services, Wheaton College
- Student Development Director, Director of Vocational Discernment & Career Services, Chaplain, Fuller Theological Seminary
Strengths & More
REACH Style | Coach
Enneagram Profile | Type 2
Myers-Briggs | INFJ
Student Success Team
Allison is part of the Student Success Team. She works with the support of this group of wonderful people to deliver Moving The Needle to client campuses.