Mel Romero (he/they) joined the Office of the Provost in January 2024 as the Director of Operations. Mel works closely with EOAA, Gender-Based Misconduct Office, Title IX Coordinator and Protection of Minors ensuring seamless operations and support for the Vice Provost in various projects. Prior to this current role, he served at Columbia University’s Center for Student Success and Intervention(CSSI) as the Associate Director of Operations where he created, streamlined, and deployed innovative strategies to ensure proper and efficient processes to support students, built relationships across the university to ensure adequate resources including maintaining critical day-to-day data analytics, developing websites, and analyzing metrics.
Prior to Columbia University he served in various roles in Housing and Residential Life at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Vermont, and Cornell University with a strong emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and equity practices throughout his career.
They received their masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University and Bachelors in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida.