Director of Events
Alicia Engels joined SHEEO in January 2022. She serves as the director of events in the Washington, D.C., office. In this role, Engels will focus on the logistical direction and operational support for all SHEEO events, including the Annual Meeting and Higher Education Policy Conference.
Before joining SHEEO, she served as the assistant director of events, conferences and support services at the University of Richmond (UR). In this role she developed and managed high profile event weekends including commencement, family weekend, and student orientation. Engels also served as the principal contact for all campus space reservations, resource scheduling and event logistics. She was notably responsible for implementing the first large-scale event at UR within COVID protocol. Prior to her time at the university, she served as a recreation coordinator for County of Henrico Recreation & Parks where she was responsible for end-to-end management of many community development programs, projects and events, the largest single event targeting 8,000 participants annually.
Engels holds a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies from James Madison University.