Melanie Jones | Faculty/Staff News Now | April 22, 2019 | Kent State University

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Melanie Jones

Director, Academic Diversity Outreach
Academic Diversity Success, University College
Kent Campus

Job description:

Our office implements initiatives that connect underrepresented students with critical campus resources and support networks for academic success.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

June 2018

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I previously served as the director for the Office of Multicultural Student Services at Baldwin Wallace University. I coordinated student programming, taught a First Year Experience (FYE) course, and served as an advisor to several student organizations.

likes most about kent state university:

The diverse personal and professional offerings for Kent State employees and students!

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I attended Kent State for my graduate degree and enjoyed the open and engaging environment.

RESIDES IN:

Mayfield Heights, OH

HOMETOWN:

Cleveland Heights, OH

EDUCATION:

B.A. Speech Communications, Ashland University
M.Ed. Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel, Kent State University

HOBBIES:

I have a 2-year-old who keeps me and my husband very busy. I also enjoy exercise and movie nights with my family.