Melinda Colton

Communications Manager, Utah Women & Leadership Project

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Melinda Colton

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  Eccles Business Building 202
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BA, Communications with Emphasis in Journalism, Brigham Young


Melinda is the Utah Women & Leadership Project’s inaugural communications manager. She is responsible for expanding the awareness and impact of the UWLP and the statewide initiative, "A Bolder Way Forward." This includes sharing research, resources, and events with a wider audience and overseeing communications strategy, analytics, social media, and earned news media.

Prior to joining UWLP, Melinda was the Communications Director for Saprea, a Utah nonprofit dedicated to eliminating child sexual abuse and its lasting impacts. She has also been the Public Relations Director at Utah Valley University and the Media Relations Director at Weber State University.

Melinda earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Journalism. She is a former adjunct faculty member, magazine editor, and reporter. Melinda has won national awards for her writing and digital Newsrooms.