Over the past 20+ years Melinda Adams has had the pleasure of serving in a human resource leadership capacity with the University of Missouri (MU Extension and Student Affairs) and Columbia Public School District. Most recently, she is working in the MU Division of Finance as the Director of Policy and Process Improvement. Melinda has a Masters in Strategic Leadership, Bachelors in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resource Management, and is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified. She and her husband are proud parents of three teenagers who all have unique passions, dreams and talents. In addition to her children, one of her greatest pleasures comes from helping others, whether in the work environment, at home or in the community.