David Melanson

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Address: Center for Applied Energy Research, 2540 Research Park Drive, Lexington KY 40511-8479

Phone: (859) 257-0330

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Length of Service on the Board: June 24, 2016 - present

Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Offices/Positions Held on the Board: Staff Representative; Member, Finance Committee; Member Human Resources & University Relations Committee; Member University Athletics Committee (2019).

David Melanson is the Assistant Director of External Affairs and Development for the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER). A native of New Hampshire, Dave graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in English-Journalism.

Following college, Dave moved to Kentucky and began his career as a news reporter at the Advocate-Messenger in Danville. He then moved to St. Louis, where he served as communications manager for an international not-for-profit organization.

Dave returned to Kentucky in 2004 and began his higher education career at the University of Kentucky. He was named the first Presidential speechwriter at UK in March 2004, a position he held for nearly seven years. Dave then became Director of Alumni and External Relations at the UK College of Pharmacy.

Dave joined the team at CAER in December 2015.

Updated September 7, 2018 by Web Administrator