Lane McLelland

Lane McLelland

Office Hours provides an opportunity to introduce UA students, family and friends to the outstanding men and women who work at The University of Alabama and work tirelessly to provide each student with a great experience at the Capstone.

This edition introduces Lane McLelland, the director of UA Crossroads within the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education.


Lane McLelland - UA - photoName: Lane Busby McLelland

Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Job title: Director, UA Crossroads

Alma Mater: The University of Alabama

I came to work at UA because… I wanted to continue my career teaching ethics and working with students on community engagement.

My favorite thing to do on campus is… to talk with students and colleagues about important issues while enjoying the campus energy and warm sun out by the fountain at the Ferg.

My favorite spot on campus is… midway up the steps of Gorgas looking out over the Quad.

Over the winter break, I plan to… sleep.

During my time at UA, I’m most proud of… being a part of the development of our Practicing Inclusive Excellence (PIE) Team and the diversity and inclusion workshops they offer.

The one UA experience I will always remember will be… when I arrived at the very first Blend night in the spring of 2014. I was convinced attendance would be low due to competing events and general apathy. Instead, I found Gorgas 205 full of diverse and engaged students. It taught me to always be more positive and hopeful!

To connect with Lane McLelland, or learn more about UA Crossroads, you can find their office in 3617 Ferguson Student Center or give them a call at (205) 348-6930. Reach McLelland on Twitter at @lanemclelland.