Leah J. Melichar
Leah J. Melichar

FerrisNow Outreach Coordinator
Developmental Curriculum
Phone: (231) 591-5980
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • MS, Georgia State University, Sports Administration, Sports Information
  • BA, Berry College, Communications, Public Relations
  • EdD, Ferris State University, Community College Leadership

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • M.S., M.S. Sport Administration, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, United States

Biography

Leah Melichar is Ferris State University’s FerrisNow Outreach Coordinator. Since January of 2012, she has coordinated Ferris’ dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and articulated credit programs. Prior to joining Ferris’ Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships staff, she served as a recruiting officer in Admissions at the University. She currently serves as a regional representative on the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships Research Commission, as the Communications Committee Chair for the Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships organization, and as the Communications Coordinator for the Ferris Women’s Network.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with a concentration in Public Relations, from Berry College in Rome, Ga. She earned a Master of Science degree in Sports Administration, with a Sports Information concentration, from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    (2019). "Serving the Underserved: A Focus on the Foster Care Population," In L. J. Melichar (Ed.), At Issue. 9 (1). pp. 1-15. Big Rapids: Ferris State University-Doctorate in Community College Leadership. 901 S State Street, STR 313
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Melichar, L. J. (2019). "Emerging Leader Perspectives," Transforming Communities through Innovative K-12 Programs. p. 2. Big Rapids: Ferris State University-Doctorate in Community College Leadership. 901 S State Street, STR 313

Presentations

  • Roundtable
    Melichar, L. J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Pearson, C. (Presenter), Marx, C. (Presenter), National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, "Incorporating Concurrent and Dual Enrollment Programs into Strategic Enrollment Management," National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, Salt Lake City, Utah, (October 15, 2019).
  • Lecture
    Melichar, L. J., National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, "Financial Implications of Concurrent and Dual Enrollment," National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, Salt Lake City, Utah, (October 14, 2019).
  • Lecture
    Melichar, L. J. (Author & Presenter), Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships Conference, "Research for Program and Partnership Improvement," Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, Big Rapids, MI, (October 9, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Constan-Wahl, S. (Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Gardei, J. (Presenter), Melichar, L. J. (Presenter), Breitenwischer, A. (Presenter), Michigan ACE Women’s Network Annual Conference 2019, "How to Build Networks and Make Professional Connections That Matter," Michigan ACE Women's Network, Lansing, MI, (June 4, 2019).
  • Lecture
    Melichar, L. J. (Author & Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Great Lakes Student Success Conference, "Access in Action: Using Dual Enrollment Programs to Increase College Opportunities and Persistence," Oakland University, Detroit, MI, (March 21, 2019).
  • Lecture
    Melichar, L. J. (Author & Presenter), Barnes, B. (Author & Presenter), Michigan College Access Network Conference, "Early Middle College Partnerships to Engage and Mobilize Student Success," Michigan College Access Network, Lansing, MI, (March 5, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Constan-Wahl, S. (Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Gardei, J. (Presenter), Melichar, L. J. (Presenter), Breitenwischer, A. (Presenter), Be the CEO of Your Career: Developing Your PBOD, "Be the CEO of Your Career: Developing Your PBOD," Ferris Women's Network, University Center, Big Rapids, MI, (February 19, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. (Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Michigan Career Education Conference, "FerrisNow to FerrisNext," Michigan Department of Education, Grand Rapids, MI, (January 29, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. (Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Michigan Career Education Conference, "Creating Successful College Credit Opportunities for Michigan’s High School Students," Michigan Department of Education, Grand Rapids, MI, (January 29, 2018).
  • Poster
    Melichar, L. J. (Author & Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Great Lakes Student Success Conference, "Closing the gap for under-represented, under-prepared, and under-served students," Oakland University, Detroit, MI, (February 16, 2018).