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Dr. Talisha Adams

Chief Admissions and Engagement Officer

As the leader of University Honors recruitment, admissions, and academic and social engagement initiatives, Talisha Adams plays a pivotal role in shaping the experiences and success of students within the Honors program. Her responsibilities encompass a range of essential areas that directly impact the recruitment, admissions, and overall engagement of students in the program.

Dr. Adams develops and implements strategies to attract high-achieving and motivated students who would thrive in the Honors program. She collaborates with various stakeholders, including faculty, admissions officers, and student ambassadors, to create compelling messages and outreach materials that effectively communicate the unique benefits and opportunities offered by University Honors. 

Adams has a B.S. in psychology, Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and Ed.D. in educational leadership.
She has a variety of higher education experience including housing and residence life, student activities, academic advising, academic support and learning assistance, first-year experience, access initiatives, and summer bridge programs.

One of Adams’ favorites quotes by Dr. Maya Angelou states, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Therefore, she believes it is important for educators to ensure that every interaction leaves scholars and colleagues feeling like they matter and belong.