Melis Edwards
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Current Position

Director of Graduate Admissions

Montana State University


Bozeman, MT



Specialty Areas
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Human Services
  • Marketing

More Information:

Leadership Experience

Over the last 20 years, I have been a trainer, coach (wellness, marathon, ironman, ultrarunning), and fitness director; at MSU, I transitioned into my current position only four years ago. I know that there is a certain type of leadership that comes from working with people through physical goals; especially endurance events that are more psychological in nature. This leadership does transfer to the corporate setting, as it has served me well as a director in the fitness setting, and now at MSU.

How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse

I have reinvented myself several times through the course of my career(s), and in doing so; learn more about who I am in the process. I have changed careers, returned to school at 45 (for a master’s degree), and am in the process of writing a book. I believe all my past experiences can help me encourage others to think outside the box and not be afraid to try something new; whether it be a career, fitness goals, or …..