Alena Stocking

Chief of Staff

Email: [email protected]

Office of the Vice President for Research

1109 Geddes Ave., 1300 Ruthven Building
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1079

Assistant: Wendi Mohl, senior executive assistant,
734-763-1290 [email protected]

Alena Stocking joined the Office for the Vice President of Research (OVPR) in July 2024 as the Chief of Staff. In this role, Alena works closely with the OVPR leadership to partner in setting short-, mid-and long-terp priorities and coordinating the execution of strategy across the organization. She supports the OVPR team and represents the organization in crucial partnerships across campus.

Prior to joining OVPR, Alena held leadership positions at the University of Michigan in the Office of Enrollment Management, Medical School Administration, and Michigan Medicine development. She started her career working in the manufacturing industry in various business development, marketing and sales roles.

Alena holds a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) in marketing and human resources, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business and Finance, both from the University of Michigan. She is also a certified executive coach who provides coaching support to leadership across U-M.