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
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.