Meet our team

Melissa Peterson

Director of Equity & Success Initiatives

Equity and Success Initiatives fosters the sense of belonging of all Jayhawks by providing intentional educational opportunities and culturally relevant support to students from orientation to graduation and beyond.
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Haskell/KU Exchange Program Coordinator

Providing Native American students holistic support, mentoring, resources, professional development opportunities, cultural and social programming.

Equity & Success Initiatives

Equity & Success Initiatives houses Native American Initiatives, Haskell/KU Exchange Program, Hawk Link, MSP Scholars Programs, Jayhawk JumpStart (formerly OPTIONS) and supports students who are KC Scholars, Hispanic Development Fund Scholars and Larsen Scholars.