Melissa Daly

Chief of Staff
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Melissa Daly is Chief of Staff in the Office of the President. She manages the office’s operations and works closely with vice presidents to help organize and focus the college’s strategic work.

Melissa joined Ithaca College in November 2017 with over 15 years of experience in higher education administration. Prior to joining Ithaca College, Melissa has held executive management positions at Rutgers University-Newark and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Services, formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In these multiple roles, she supported two presidents and a Board of Trustees. Melissa’s expertise lies in strategic management and organizational structure, operationalizing new departments and units, and the administration of board-driven committees.

Melissa holds a MBA with a concentration in Music Business from Southern New Hampshire University and Berklee College of Music, and a bachelor’s in Sociology from Montclair State University.