Jillian Melton is the Assistant Dean of Working Professional Admissions which include Professional MBA, Executive MBA, Online MBA, and MBA Direct programs at SMU Cox School of Business. Jill also sits on the Dean’s Diversity Advisory Committee and has been an adjunct instructor for Business Presentation Techniques teaching both part-time and full-time MBA students. Jill started her career working on a US Senate campaign which she found fascinating, but ultimately diminished her desire to work in politics over the long-term. Over the next 13 years, Jill held various marketing roles in the non-profit and real estate sectors as well as at major corporations such as Honeywell, 3M, and Sabre Holdings working on brands such as Post-it, Scotch, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, and Travelocity. In 2015, Jill made a career transition to SMU Cox in order to spend more time helping MBA students on their own paths to success.
Originally from Minneapolis, Jill holds an MBA from Emory University and a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.