Member on the Move - March 2019
In March 2019, Melissa will begin a new adventure as AVP for Corporate Engagement at Penn State. Prior to her new role, Melissa was the Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Research Relations at Tulane University. She has over 14 years of experience in university advancement, and at Tulane led a team that served all of the schools, colleges and institutes at Tulane – including professional schools of medicine, architecture, law, business and social work, in addition to schools of science and engineering, public health, and liberal arts. Melissa is an active member of NACRO and serves on the Board of Directors as a Member At Large.
Melissa holds a BA in International Relations and Spanish Studies from Tufts University and an MBA in International Marketing from the FW Olin School of Business at Babson College. She began her career in international education, living abroad while teaching English and starting up an exchange program in Madrid. She came back to the US in 1995 to become the founding director of the Boston Academy of English, bringing adults from all over the world to study English in her hometown while managing a staff of over 50 administrators and teachers. Congratulations Melissa on your new position at Penn State.