Melody Flowers has engaged in strategic and financial planning, project management, and policy work for over twenty years in fields as varied as transportation, the environment, community development, emergency preparedness, homeland security, healthcare, and higher education. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy at the University of Kentucky, overseeing campus transportation and helping lead various initiatives including community and business engagement, P3s and contract management, creative space and place making, development of the Cornerstone innovation space, and university financial planning.
Prior, Melody led academic and financial planning at Harvard University, and brings many years of experience from the non-profit and government sectors. She serves on the boards of CivicLex, Experience Learning, Fayette Alliance, the Downtown Lexington Partnership, and the Gaines Center for the Humanities, regularly lectures on the economics of higher education, and mentors nationally competitive scholarship candidates. She earned a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and her B.A. from UK, where she was a Singletary Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Gaines Fellow, and Harry S. Truman Scholar.