Melkersman Returns to Admissions

Dakota.jpgDakota Melkersman ’13 is back for an encore at his alma mater.

The vocal music major “did not become famous, for whatever reason,” but returned this week for his second stint in the Central Methodist University admissions office after leaving to work for a time in human resources at the Isle of Capri Casino and Central Missouri Community Action.

Melkersman was employed as an admissions counselor at Central for about three years from 2015 to 2018, but is now the new assistant director of admissions and transfer services, a role he is eager to have the opportunity to fill.

“I think the thing I’m most excited about is that recruiting is not only getting more challenging each year, but the fact that we’re in the middle of a pandemic is making things a little bit tougher, which I see as an exciting challenge,” he said. “I’m super excited about finding unique and creative ways to go about showing people all that CMU has to offer.”

In his new role, Melkersman says he will work closely with transfer students of specific majors and will help mentor the freshman counselors. He expects to do “a lot of strategizing” when it comes to recruiting freshmen students during a pandemic.

Outside of work, the Boonville resident says his hobbies include keeping his house clean and spending time with the two little boys he is in the process of adopting into his family.

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