Colton, Melinda R.
Director of Public Relations | Editor-in-Chief of UVU Magazine | Marketing & Communications
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Last Updated: 6/27/16 -


As an experienced communications professional, Melinda Colton is skilled at developing strategic and crisis communications plans, implementing branding and public relations campaigns, working effectively with the news media, and messaging with diverse publics. She has won national awards for her writing, website content, and numerous public relations’ campaigns.  

Professional Experience

2014-Present:  Director of Public Relations, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

2014-Present: Editor-in-Chief, UVU Magazine, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

1997-2010:  Director of Communications, Jordan School District, Sandy/West Jordan, Utah

1995-1997:  Director of Media Relations, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

1985-1995:  Coordinator of Press Relations, Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho), Rexburg, Idaho

Teaching Experience

1998-2000:  Adjunct communications instructor, BYU Salt Lake Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 

1988, 1990:  Adjunct journalism instructor, Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho), Rexburg, Idaho

UVU Committees

2015: Women's Success Center Advisory Committee

2014: University Communications Committee

2014: Emergency Communications Committee

2014-2015: University Planning Advisory Committee