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Melanie Overton

Melanie Overton, Ed.D

Director, Research Advisory Services

Melanie Overton is a Director in EAB’s Research Advisory Services. She provides decision support for partner institutions around academic, advancement, DEIJ, and student success strategy. Melanie’s prior administrative experience includes tenures as Chief Student Affairs Officer, Vice President of Advancement, and Vice President of Enrollment, and she led the network of United Methodist-related colleges from 2011 to 2016. She has benefited from extraordinary leadership development opportunities, which most recently included the Council of Independent Colleges’ Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission fellowship.

She lives in Western Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and two rambunctious dogs.

Areas of Expertise
Advancement, Strategy, Academic Program Planning
Advancement, Strategy and Planning, Academic Affairs

Upcoming Events


Building a Financially Resilient Institution

Join us to discover strategies for regional institutions to leverage in the short-term and long-term to address financial literacy and cultural readiness. We will share higher ed realities and strategies to activate on campus to build a financially resilient institution. This session will also focus on how to strengthen stakeholder recognition of institutional finances.

Adapting Student Career Development for the Gen Z Era: A Conversation for Deans

Pressure continues to mount for higher education to do more to enhance students' post-graduation outcomes. Specifically, university leaders are recognizing that Gen Z students considering whether to enroll in higher ed are increasingly concerned about "life success," which includes traditional measures like job security but also fulfillment and an overall sense of thriving.