BSCI Welcomes New Administrative Support Associate Melissa Hughes

Melissa Hughes

The McWhorter School of Building Science (BSCI) at Auburn University is pleased to welcome Melissa Hughes as its newest Administrative Support Associate.

Hughes brings a solid academic foundation and a wealth of administrative expertise. She earned a Bachelor’s in Physical Education and a Master’s in Human Resource Development from Indiana State University.

Previously, Hughes worked as an Assistant Director at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Rist Institute for Entrepreneurship before coming to BSCI. There, she oversaw the day-to-day operations of several extracurricular activities and was a key contributor to strategic planning and management. She also held positions as Financial Aid Advisor, Program Development Coordinator, Director of Distance Support Services and Executive Director of Admissions at Indiana State University.

In her new role, Hughes will be responsible for various essential tasks, including receptionist duties, data management, correspondence, event scheduling and budget tracking. Her role as a liaison between departments, clients and students is set to strengthen communication and collaboration within the school. Having served in a part-time capacity in the Fall, Hughes is no stranger to the department’s operations.

Hughes has garnered recognition for her commitment to service and professional development through various awards and memberships. Moreover, as a participant in the NCAA University Athletics Compliance Forum at Indiana State University, she engaged in collegiate athletics governance. Hughes was also honored with the University Medallion for exceptional service and dedication to Indiana State University in September 2013. She was previously involved in shaping the future of higher education as a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Indiana Association of College Admission Counseling (IACAC).

“The core of who I am is rooted in service and helping students,” Hughes expressed. “I appreciate the opportunity to work with the students and faculty of the McWhorter School of Building Science.”

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