Melissa Jordan is a passionate, authentic, and dedicated Student Development Practitioner with fourteen progressive years in the field of Higher Education. She obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Elon University (2004) and a Master’s of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling from Capella University (2009). Currently serving as the Director for Student Professional Development Programs with UNCF, Melissa’s area of work focuses on the successful college transition and the successful career development for students of diverse populations. Her goal is to empower all students to live their authentic self and function at their highest potential.
At the core of her work, Melissa‘s number one priority and honor is the opportunity to assist students in the process of identifying their values, discovering their passion, and designing a blueprint for life that is a true reflection of their most genuine self. It is her belief that living out our most authentic self will have the greatest impact on those around us. A successful “college graduate” is not one that has only completed the requirements of the institution of which they were a part, but one that understands and has considered the impact they will have on the world around them both intentionally and unintentionally. Melissa is on a mission to help students understand and embrace the authority they have in living a life that directly aligns with who they are and who they aspire to be.