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Melanie McLain


University of South Alabama,  Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology / Human Performance Improvement

University of South Alabama, Bachelor of Arts in Communication







Music and Concerts

Spending time with family

The Beach



Melanie is a Mobile, AL native, born and raised along the beautiful Gulf Coast. Her heart belongs to the beach, fishing, boating, and live music, making concerts a favorite pastime. With over two decades in higher education, she has become a seasoned professional experienced in academic and career advising, student success, recruiting, enrollment, student onboarding, teaching, instructional design and development, and training. Melanie’s passion for continuous learning is a driving force in her career, reflecting her dedication to staying informed and adapting to new educational trends.

Beyond Melanie’s professional pursuits, her priority remains family. Celebrating 30 years of marriage to her high school sweetheart, she takes pride in being a dedicated mom to two adult sons. The love and support of her family motivates her, shaping both her personal and professional life.

Melanie McLain

Student Success Manager

Wake Forest University

Academic and Career Advising, Student Success, Recruiting, Enrollment