Western Governors University (WGU) announced the appointment of Melissa Kammer to the WGU Northeast Alumni Advisory Council. Kammer is the vice president of human resources at Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) in Rockville, Maryland.

As a nonprofit, accredited, online, competency-based university, WGU established the council to grow and strengthen the university’s connections with key stakeholders in the region. Comprising leaders and influencers from a variety of sectors in the northeast, members also will provide counsel on the most effective ways WGU can meet its core mission to expand access to career-relevant, post-secondary educational opportunities that are respected by employers, other academic institutions and policymakers from Maine to Virginia.

Kammer joined CESLC in 2019 with 20 years of experience in human resources.  Prior to that, she was director of human resources, strategy and growth at North American Partners in Anesthesia.  She also served as a consultant with Paychex for several years.

“We are thrilled to have Melissa Kammer join our Advisory Council during this important time of growth and development for the university,” said WGU Regional Vice President Rebecca L. Watts, PhD. “Melissa’s passion for strategic business partnering and healthcare will be an immense asset to expanding the reach of our mission across the region. Her background in leadership development and change management, coupled with her experience working in local communities, will provide great insight as we work to meet the educational needs of individuals and communities.”

“I greatly value the education I received from WGU,” said Kammer. “As a member of the WGU Northeast Alumni Advisory Council, I look forward to assisting the university in continuing to develop and equip students with the knowledge and skills to tackle contemporary business challenges.”

Kammer, who resides in Boyce, Va., holds a B.S. degree in business and human resources management from Western Governors University.