Academic Affairs

  • Melanie Cunningham

Melanie J. Cunningham

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Lao Tzu

Melanie has joined the Academic Affairs Office team to provide support to the Associate and Assistant Deans, as well as manage the group of Department Administrative Assistants. She is enthusiastic about being a new part of the vibrant Ursinus Community, and looks forward to being instrumental in it’s growth and success. 


Melanie comes to Ursinus most recently from her work at Kimberton Waldorf School as the high school office manager and database administrator, and has worked in school environments for about 15 years prior to Ursinus. She has also worked extensively in customer service and management roles in many areas including project management and retail buying.  As a former art student, she has a penchant for computer applications, problem solving and visual communication, and enjoys knitting and crocheting, cooking, hiking and traveling. 


Bachelor of Fine Arts Arcadia University