Alison Jackson Frasier

  • Coordinator
  • Center for Student Leadership Development
  • Phone: 401.874.7835
  • Fax: 401.874.5317
  • Email:
  • Office Location: 50 Lower College Road
    Memorial Union, Room 210
    Kingston, RI 02881


Alison is a RI native, born in Providence and raised in Warwick. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies at the University of Rhode Island in 2004. During her time at URI, Alison was also an NCAA athlete. It was the combination of her roles as a student athlete and a student leader that empowered Alison to attain her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts. While attending UMass, Alison also worked with Project Adventure Inc. as an Adventure Facilitator for Youth pursuing her passion for working with school-aged children by leading programs for students from many different backgrounds both on the challenge course in Beverly, MA and on site in many public and private schools. Upon completion of her Masters degree, Alison returned to her roots and accepted a position as Director of Recreational Programs and Special Events at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich, RI. During this time, Alison also had the opportunity to work as a Visiting Lecturer at Bridgewater State University. It was as a result of these combined experiences that Alison discovered her passion for training a new generation of experiential educators both in the classroom and on the challenge course. Upon Alison’s return to the Center for Student Leadership and the Leadership Studies Minor in November 2012, she has been pursuing this passion and advancing opportunities for Adventure Based Learning at URI.

Alison is a Safe Zone member

Alison’s CliftonStrengths: Achiever, Arranger, Self-Assurance, Learner, Strategic

Alison’s Character Strengths: Love of Learning, Perspective, Kindness, Social Intelligence, Leadership

Ask Alison about: LDR 190/Introduction to Leadership Studies, LDR 290/Modern Leadership Issues, LDR 413/Advanced Facilitation and Consulting Skills, LDR 415/Peer Leadership, General Leadership Studies Minor advising, North Woods Challenge Course, experiential learning opportunities/leadership workshops and retreats, and CliftonStrengths Coaching


Graduate Certificate, Learning and Development, University of Rhode Island, 2023

Certified Strengths Coach, Gallup, 2020

Master of Education, Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies, University of Rhode Island, 2004