As senior vice president of strategy and operations, Melissa King leads Ellucian’s product teams with a focus on the processes and methodologies that enable industry-leading, global product strategy, and delivery. Melissa is responsible for the identification and development of business opportunities to expand Ellucian’s global market presence and alignment of solution portfolio, go-to-market methodologies, and strategic partnerships required for success. Melissa also leads new product launch and release management across Ellucian teams.
Previously, Melissa served as vice president of R&D within Ellucian, where she led global product development teams through the delivery of centralized common functions and services, including engineering centers of excellence, test engineering, and user experience design. Over her 15+ years of service, she has provided leadership to teams focused on new product development and the introduction of emerging technologies and methodologies. Her specialties include building a global workforce, business transformation, acquisition integration, opportunity analysis, and change management.
Melissa is also engaged in community and industry programs that promote women in technology and STEM education. Melissa studied at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and holds a B.B.A. with concentrations in applied information systems and business.