The Council on Postsecondary Education is pleased to announce that the Kentucky College and Career Connection Coalition (KY3C) has selected Melissa Bondurant as Coordinator to continue the work started under the leadership of Kim Drummond with GEAR UP. Melissa has 16 years’ experience in program and event management in nonprofit organizations and state government. Her most recent positions were with the Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the YMCA in Frankfort. The cross-agency interview committee resoundingly felt that she possesses the expertise to lead the Ky3C Coalition and align, enhance, and expand statewide college and career outreach efforts for both secondary and adult students.
Melissa and her husband Jim live in Frankfort with their 3 children: Drew (12), Noah (6), and Ella (4) all of whom keep them busy with out of school activities. The family enjoys travel, especially backpacking West in the backcountry. They also enjoy camping, hiking, running, mountain biking, kayaking, and doing anything outdoors. Melissa also enjoys making handmade crafts.
Melissa can be reached directly by email or at 502-892-3509