Melissa Simpson Rhodes serves as the receptionist and general assistant for the Office of the Chancellor.
Prior to joining the Office of the Chancellor, she had been with KU’s Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation as an executive assistant since April 2015. In that role, she primarily assisted Scott Weir, institute director, and was also involved with initiatives such as RareKC and the Drug Discovery Delivery and Experimental Therapeutics Program for The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Melissa brings strong management and organizational skills with a background in finance. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel and restaurant administration and spent many years working in the hospitality, health care and public education sectors.