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Melanie Delap Joins JSU as Director of Institutional Development


Jacksonville State University's new director of institutional development -- the person who oversees the university's fund-raising programs -- is Melanie Delap, CPA, of Jacksonville.

Mrs. Delap brings to the position more than eight years of not-for-profit accounting experience, including four years with a university foundation. She has also worked in public accounting with individual and corporate clients.

Mrs. Delap holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas and is presently pursing an MBA at JSU. She became a certified public accountant in 1999.

Although she is new to the Jacksonville community, Mrs. Delap has already gained local administrative volunteer experience by serving on the steering committee for the Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy Carter Work Project.

Her work experience includes directing a $550,000 Girl Scout Cookie sales program in 13 counties. Mrs. Delap has worked as a staff accountant/CPA with BKD, LLP in Little Rock, AR, served as a public accountant with The Accounting Company of Salina, KS, and worked as finance director for Central Kansas Council of Girl Scouts, Inc. in Salina, KS. She has also worked in accounting at The Meadows Hospital, Bloomington, IN and at Indiana University Foundation in Bloomington.

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