Melinda Holmes, OH
Consultant to Government and Nonprofit Organizations
From 1981 until her retirement in 2008, Dr. M. Melinda Holmes was the Assistant Director of Kent State University's Center for Public Administration and Public Policy. She:
- Developed and conducted training programs for public finance officers, municipal clerks, public sector/nonprofit supervisors, elected officials, mayors' court clerks, and municipal court clerks.
- Provided technical assistance to local governments and nonprofit organizations; staff and board retreats; strategic planning; charter government presentations; human resource systems; capital budget development / staff decision making; staff support for Mayor's Think Tank of Northeast Ohio. Designed and conducted assessment centers for promotion and hiring of managerial positions in government and nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Holmes continues to serve as Adjunct Faculty in the Kent State University Department of Political Science Public Administration Program.
She also teaches recurring workshops (team building; instructional design and development) at Cleveland State University.
Prior to coming to Ohio in 1977, she directed a nonprofit neighborhood center and was Human Resources Coordinator for the City of High Point, N.C.
Dr. Holmes completed her Ph.D. in Organization Development through the Kent State University Department of Education.
She also has a Master of Public Administration from Kent State University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English/Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.