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Melanie Smith

True Lean Systems Program Coordinator


Melanie serves as a True Lean Administrative Support Associate and Conference Coordinator.  She has been with the program since 2016.  In this role, Melanie ensures on-campus and onsite client participants have the necessary materials and appropriate environment to learn True Lean elements and interact with practitioners and participants from other organizations on the True Lean journey.  In addition to client services, Melanie provides behind-the-scenes program support and represents the department on the College of Engineering Staff Council.

Before joining the program, Melanie worked for 17 years at UK, providing administrative and accounting support in other departments.

A lifelong Kentuckian, Melanie received her BA from UK.  She also has completed several hours toward an MA in Education Administration from UK.