Melodye Mac Alpine is the associate dean for student affairs and administration for the College of Law. Previously, she spent six years as the director of graduate and professional student services at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. In that position, she provided support and advocacy for more than 1,800 students in five colleges. She also worked for four years as the assistant director of student services for Pacific’s College of Optometry, supporting the students with registration, financial aid, scheduling and other related details. In addition, Mac Alpine spent a year as director of student activities at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts, planning, promoting and implementing programs and events for students on two campuses.
She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and her master’s degree in student personnel administration in higher education from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Mac Alpine is a member of NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and serves as its Region V Knowledge Community representative for Women in Student Affairs. Additionally, she is a member of the Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NWASAP), where she served as the president, presenter and board member in the past.
Mac Alpine has worked in student affairs for more than 10 years and feels there is no better place to work than on a college campus. She considers herself a “policy nerd,” because she loves digging into the whys and hows of what administration does, and she continually asks, “Is this still working for our students?” Mac Alpine is excited to continually develop her career and network so she can be a positive influence on students and colleagues.
- MEd, Springfield College
- BA, St. John Fisher College