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Melissa M. Lubin | Chief Economic Engagement Officer and Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Education, James Madison University

Current Position and Past Experience
Melissa Lubin is the Chief Economic Engagement Officer and Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Education at James Madison University. In this role, she oversees a continuum of learning through every stage and phase of life, work and play and serves as the university champion for community engagement and economic development, linking the needs of business, government, community and education through expanding collaboration and public-private partnerships. She is a “practitioner-scholar” who infuses an entrepreneurial spirit to her work in the academy.

Previously, Melissa was at Virginia Tech, where she was the director of the university’s Commonwealth Campus Centers in Richmond, Newport News, and Virginia Beach, where they created, customized, and facilitated a series of human development programming for organizations in the private and public sector. She is a credentialed executive coach through the International Coach Federation, a master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and certified in the EQi emotional intelligence assessment.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Lubin earned a PhD from Virginia Tech in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development in 2013, and an MBA in Management from Parker College of Georgia Southern University in 1991.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Melissa and her husband Neil (Regional Sales Manager with Tension, Inc.) have a son, D.C. who is a senior at Spotswood High School in Harrisonburg, VA. They share their home with a Siamese cat (Gilligan) and a border collie (Skipper). In her personal time, Melissa loves to spend time with her family relaxing and boating on the Chesapeake Bay.

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