Title: Alumni and External Relations Coordinator
Section: Alumni Relations
Address: 1615 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
Office: 254 Global Campus Building
- Responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and events that strategically engage alumni and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students.
- Serve as an ambassador with individuals and groups to advance the mission of K-State Global Campus
- Coordinate public relations and media coverage to advance the mission of K-State Global Campus
- Coordinate communications to Global Campus alumni including the alumni magazine, Link
- Coordinate the Alumni Fellow selection and campus visit each year
- Lead a Global Campus team to identify award nominations, badges of merit, and the promotion of these activities for the enhancement of the image of Global Campus
- Manage marketing efforts for the College of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, and Architecture, Planning and Design online programs and for the Fort Riley military marketing effort.
Melinda Sinn oversees alumni and external relations for K-State Global Campus and coordinates marketing efforts for the College of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Architecture, Planning and Design online programs and for the Fort Riley military marketing effort. She coordinates events for alumni members, two graduation receptions each year and oversees communications to alumni including the alumni magazine, Link. Melinda oversees award nominations for Global Campus and public relations activities to advance the mission of the unit.
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.