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K-State Global Campus
1615 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

1-800-622-2578 (toll free)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

Melinda Sinn

Title: Alumni and External Relations Coordinator
Section: Dean's Office
Address: 1615 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
Office: 254 Global Campus Building
Phone: 785-532-2515
Fax: 785-532-3779
Email: sinnpio@k-state.edu


  1. Plan and implement programs and events that strategically engage alumni and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students.
  2. Serve as an ambassador with individuals and groups to advance the mission of K-State Global Campus
  3. Coordinate public relations and media coverage to advance the mission of K-State Global Campus
  4. Coordinate communications to Global Campus alumni including the alumni magazine, Link
  5. Coordinate the Alumni Fellow selection and campus visit each year
  6. Coordinate Graduation receptions for the online graduates who attend commencement in Manhattan.
  7. Serve as the Global Campus liaison with the K-State Alumni Association and KSU Foundation.


Melinda Sinn oversees alumni and external relations for K-State Global Campus.  She coordinates events for alumni members, two graduation receptions each year and oversees communications to alumni including the alumni magazine, Link. Melinda is the Global Campus liaison between the Alumni Association and the KSU Foundation and builds events, programs, and relationships that serve the online alumni base. Prior to becoming the Alumni and External Relations Coordinator, Melinda served as the Marketing and Communication Services Director and Coordinator for K-State Global Campus for 32 years and as a program coordinator for the audio/video conferencing system, TELENET, for four years.

Melinda is involved in the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, serving over the years in various leadership roles and co-authored "Kansas State University: 2 + 2 Partnerships with Community Colleges" in the Continuing Higher Education Review Journal.

Melinda has an associate degree from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and a bachelor's and master's degree in human ecology and mass communications from Kansas State University. She has had numerous articles and photographs published in Kansas publications as a freelancer.

Melinda and her husband manage a fourth-generation Kansas farm and have three married adult daughters and several grandchildren.

Melinda Sinn

Photo of Melinda Sinn

Degrees, Field of Study, University:

M.S., Human Ecology, emphasis in Communications, Kansas State University, 1985

B.S., Human Ecology and Mass Communications, Kansas State University, 1980

A.A., Human Ecology and Mass Communications, Coffeyville Community College, 1978