Michelle Welch is the Edwards Graduate Advisor for the School’s MPA program. She also advises for three other departments within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In addition to advising graduate students, Michelle plays an integral role in recruitment and outreach for the College and School at the Edwards campus.
Before coming to KU, Michelle was in Chicago, IL at Northwestern University School of Law in Alumni Relations where she worked closely with alumni, students, and faculty for their Alumni Clubs, Reunion and Alumni programming. She previously worked for the American Cancer Society as an Income Development Representative, in which she managed their event profile consisting of youth and community based Relay For Life events. Her time in this position prepared her especially well for coordination of community outreach, marketing, recruiting, fundraising, and event planning, all of which are a part of her current KU role. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Sociology.