Director of Client Relations
Melinda directly supports clients of Academic Advancement Partners through all stages of their engagement with us. She has an extensive background in public-facing roles in the higher education, nonprofit and corporate sectors.
Previously, she served as Senior Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Texas at Dallas where she worked for nearly 10 years. Prior to UTD, she was Donor Services Manager at Communities Foundation of Texas, which included fundraising responsibilities as well as management of multimillion-dollar funds for emergency relief, agency support, scholarships and other designated purposes. Earlier in her career, Melinda lived in New York City and worked as a concierge with Continental Guest Services. She began her career as a Marketing Associate with the global architecture firm, RMJM Hillier.
Melinda attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts.