SJSU Salzburg Fellows | 2016-2017

Melissa Anderson

Melissa
Anderson

Executive Comm
Specialist
Office of the Provost

 


Melissa Anderson

Melissa Anderson

Executive Communications Specialist
Office of the Provost
University Advancement

melissa.anderson@sjsu.edu

 

Sponsored by the
Office of the Provost
University Advancement 

As an executive communications specialist, Melissa Anderson supports strategic communica-tions.  She is responsible for the redesign of the Provost's website and Academic Spotlight newsletter to better highlight accomplishments of students, faculty and staff.  She created the Academic Spotlight blog that launched in September 2015 and has received nearly a 1,000 unique visitors in its first six months.  Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and media studies from Pitzer College and a master’s degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California.  As a graduate student, she interned at a newspaper in Cape Town, South Africa, where she honed her reporting skills.  After completing her degree, she worked as a reporter and city editor for eight years, during which she wrote multiple award-winning pieces.  Since joining SanJosé State in 2013, Melissa has used her skills to support communications on multiple platforms for on and off campus audiences.  She has been a participant in the Academic Affairs Leadership Discovery Group (2014-2015) and hosted a summer book discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.