Name: Melisse Campbell
Chapter: Delta Rho, Mississippi
Full-time occupation: Writer, publisher, photographer and artist
Volunteer position: Contributing Editor of The Key
How many total years have you volunteered with Kappa? 24 years
What talents made you a great match for this role? My writing and strategic planning skills.
What makes this role rewarding? I love seeing the work of our board and the stories of our members shared. We write pieces that show other Kappas that their dreams can be fulfilled, but we also write health-related stories and other pieces for awareness.
What or who is your most impactful Kappa memory or mentor? Current Fraternity President Beth Black, Illinois Wesleyan. I met Beth 12 years ago and made a great friend who is a very good listener. Beth does so much work behind the scenes that no one ever sees. She has shown that listening can sometimes be the greatest skill and once all of the details are heard, to come to the table with a concise final assessment.
In what other places or ways do you give your time and talents? I am a member of the Baton Rouge Alumnae Association and, occasionally, I help with the LSU Chapter. I also sometimes take photographs for The Key. I am on the long-range planning committee for the Delta Rho House Board. We have to meet remotely since we are spread out—a new way to do business!
What is the most important talent or trait to have in this role? To be on the editorial board, one must have an ability to work within deadlines, be flexible and be available for the opportunities that arise. You must also be a self-starter looking for ideas to share.
What can someone expect by taking on this role? It’s a great way to volunteer using skills at a pace that works for me.