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Lane McLelland

Director

Ferguson Student Center Suite 3617
P.O. Box 870297, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Telephone: (205) 348-6930
Email: lane.mclelland@ua.edu

Lane McLelland Bio

Lane McLelland is the director of The University of Alabama’s (UA) Crossroads Community Center. Responsible for fostering diversity and inclusion on campus through intercultural engagement opportunities such as Practicing Inclusive Excellence workshops, Sustained Dialogue, and cultural heritage celebrations, she brings to her work thirty years of experience in community dynamics and multicultural education. Previous to her appointment at Crossroads, McLelland served as the assistant director in UA’s New College, where she taught courses in ethics and principles of deliberative democracy. As its assistant director, McLelland also coordinated New College’s Civic Engagement and Leadership Minor and developed Partners for Action and Research in Communities (PARC), its embedded community-based research internship program in Walker County.

After receiving her interdisciplinary BA in International Studies and Conflict Management from UA, McLelland spent two years teaching at Tunghai University in Taiwan and three years working in Washington, DC, with China-related organizations. Her interest in cross-cultural ethics then sent her to graduate school at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree and an M.A. in Ethics.

Before returning to academia, McLelland served as a United Methodist minister and as the program director of the Healthcare Ethics Consortium at the Emory Center for Ethics. In addition to her role at Crossroads, she is currently a doctoral candidate in the Social and Cultural Studies Program in UA’s College of Education. Her classes and research focus on moral development in higher education and civic engagement models for sustainable social change.

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Betsy Myers

Program Assistant

Ferguson Student Center Suite 3617
P.O. Box 870297, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Telephone: (205) 348-6930
Email: elmyers@ua.edu

Betsy Myers Bio

Betsy Myers , a native of Tuscaloosa, received her bachelor’s degree in  Natural Resource Management from The University of Alabama’s New College in  1999. She has worked at both Auburn University as an Extension Agent and the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She has been a member of the Crossroads team since April 2013.

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Paige Bolden

Coordinator of Intercultural Engagement

Ferguson Student Center Suite 3617
P.O. Box 870297, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Telephone: (205) 348-6930
Email: pdbolden@ua.edu

Paige Bolden Bio

Paige Bolden was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and spent most of her childhood moving around the country because of her father’s career in the United States Navy. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies in December of 2013 and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication in May of 2016. Paige worked as a graduate research assistant for UA Crossroads for 2 consecutive years and was instrumental in designing the Crossroads’ new Practicing Inclusive Engagement (P.I.E.) workshop curriculum. As the Coordinator of Intercultural Engagement, Paige spends most of her time developing training curriculums and facilitation guides for the P.I.E. workshops and the P.I.E. facilitation team.