SOE alumna named executive director of NACADA

Headshot of VCU School of Education alumna Melinda Anderson (M.Ed. '02).
Melinda Anderson, Ed.D. (M.Ed. '02).

VCU School of Education alumna Melinda Anderson, Ed.D., (M.Ed. '02) has been named executive director of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising at Kansas State University.

NACADA stands for The National Academic Advising Association, which promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students.

Anderson earned her master’s degree in adult education (now the M.Ed. in Adult Learning) from the VCU School of Education. She was previously the interim associate vice chancellor for student success at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. She also served on the NACADA board of directors from October 2019 to May 2021.

Anderson also earned her bachelor's degree in mass communications from VCU, and her doctoral degree in higher education from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Read the original news item on the Diverse Issues in Higher Education website.