She’s assistant to the president for board and community relations
Growing up in the Easton area, Melissa Starace was quite familiar with Lafayette College and its impact within the community.
“As I learned more about the College’s strategic direction—providing expanded access to academically qualified students—I was sold,” says Starace, who started in February as assistant to the president for board and community relations.
“As one who started at a community college, educational access and community engagement have always been important to me,” she adds. “At Lafayette it has been exciting to learn more about the College’s commitment to the local community—through the efforts of the Landis Center for Community Engagement, arts and theater programs and buildings along the Bushkill, and programs like the summer veggie stand in the West Ward. So many long-standing partnerships exist connecting the College and the community.
Here’s a closer look at her background and interests.