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Specialties:  Higher Education, Marketing and Programming

Melissa was appointed Director of Campus Recreation at the University of Dayton in September 2011.  In this role, Melissa oversees a program in which over 95% of undergraduate students participate, while providing leadership and supervision to 8 professional staff, 1 graduate staff, and 240 undergraduate staff.  Utilizing a proactive approach, Melissa is involved in the positive transformation of facilities and programs that serve a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Previously, she was Associate Director, Recreational Services at Louisiana State University, where she held several positions during her 8 1/2 years with LSU.  Under Melissa’s leadership at LSU, University Recreation was rebranded; customer focused programs and services were expanded; and financial growth and stability achieved.

Melissa holds a Master of Science degree in Human Performance in Sport Studies, Sport Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee.  Before her work at LSU, Melissa served as a consultant for the Executive Vice President of Student Services for Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and served as a student employee and graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee in Intramural Sports.

With over 14 years of experience in collegiate recreation, Melissa’s strength is in program development, human resource management, marketing, operational efficiency, strategic planning, and risk management.

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