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CHELIP Leadership

Melissa Morriss-Olson, PhDDr. Melissa Morriss-Olson

Provost EMERITA | Founding Director, CHELIP and HELOS | DISTINGUISHED Professor, Higher Education Leadership

Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson has more than 30 years of higher education leadership. Her work has helped to strengthen Bay Path’s financial stability and academic growth even while many other small universities have struggled or closed their doors. Indeed, the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac 2018-19 named Bay Path one of the fastest-growing universities in the U.S. Read her full bio here.

Mela Dutka, PhD


Dr. Mela Dutka has over 30 years of experience in student affairs leadership at small and large institutions nationwide. Dutka’s passion for higher education began during her undergraduate years when she served in positions as a student leader and resident assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.  Read her full bio here.