College of Management and Human Service

Melissa Burns

Director of Academic Administration, CMHS
Melissa Burns, Director of Academic Administration, CMHS

Office Location

121 Luther Bonney



Academic Degrees

  • M.Ed., Guidance & Counseling in Student Affairs, Clemson University, 1994
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Maine, 1990

Professional Activity

In my latest position, I have multiple roles as a catalog / web editor, course scheduler, scholarship program and recognition day coordinator, accreditation and learning data support for AASCB, and coordinator of special events. My student responsibilities include:  

Prior Course Approval

Change of Major/Minor

Graduation Certification

Independent Study

Course Withdrawals

Academic Actions (Advisory role)

MBA coordination (meet with prospective students, oversee the admissions process, manage the GA process, and coordinate welcome event)


I previously worked as the Coordinator of Career Services and Internships and as an Academic Advisor & Coordinator of Student Affairs at the USM School of Business. In addition, I have been a career and transfer advisor at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and assisted clients at federally funded employment and training programs and staffing agencies. I hold an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Clemson University, a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Maine, and a State of Maine teaching certificate. Appointments can be made through: or by calling the School of Business at (207) 780-4020.