Alexandra Hichel

Alexandra Hichel

Director of Recruitment & Communications, College of Liberal Arts & Education
Senior Adjunct Instructor

Alexandra Hichel
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 115
Phone: 313-993-1035
Alexandra Hichel
Areas of Expertise:
Internal Communication
Public Relations
Frontend Website Development


  • Master of Arts, Public Relations and Organizational Communication, Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations and Organizational Communication and Political Science majors, Wayne State University


Alexandra Hichel is director of recruitment & communications for the College of Liberal Arts & Education at University of Detroit Mercy. She has more than 20 years' experience in internal and external communication, website development and photography. Hichel also serves as an adjunct faculty instructor within the University's Department of Communication Studies teaching courses in public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication and Public Relations from Wayne State University. She has maintained professional membership with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) since 2012. Within IABC, she served as the founding lead for the international shared interest group for students and early career professionals. She has previously served as chair for IABC Heritage Region, Silver Quill Communication Awards Program Chair, past president of IABC Detroit. She has been recognized at the international level in 2022 with the IABC International Executive Board Chair Award for foundational work in establishing the Student and Early Career Professional Shared Interest Group and as a 2014 IABC Chapter Leader of the Year.