About Melinda

Melinda Salaman is a Director of Strategic Research with EAB. She specializes in student communication, experience design, and retention strategies, particularly in the community college sector. As a member of the Community College Executive Forum research team, Melinda led research to produce best practice reports on accelerating developmental math completion, next-generation high school partnerships, and preventing early attrition by optimizing the new student intake process.

Before joining the firm, Melinda worked at Koszyn & Company, a boutique consulting firm supporting non-profit arts and theater companies with fundraising, program development, and strategic planning. At the Clinton Foundation, she coordinated with multi-national organizations to develop education programming as part of corporate social responsibility portfolios, with a focus on girls’ and women’s issues. Melinda attended Williams College, where she earned a degree in sociology.


Areas of Expertise

Student Retention and Success, Developmental and Remedial Education, First Year Experience, Academic Affairs, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs,

Melinda Salaman

Melinda Salaman

Director of Strategic Research

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