Hello and welcome! My name is Melissa Skipworth and I am running for College of the Mainland Board of Trustee, Position #5. I am a resident of Dickinson, TX and I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Business Administration. I bring over 10 years of Human Resource experience to the Board. I am currently a Resource Manager at an accounting firm, Grant Thornton LLP. I also serve on the Bentwood at Bay Colony Home Owner’s Association.
My husband Sean and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and we are parents to an active and imaginative 5 year old named Christopher.
I believe College of the Mainland has provided countless students with the opportunity to receive a first class education and enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed. Unfortunately, this opportunity is now at risk. College of the Mainland’s facilities are aging rapidly and the college is in desperate need of a bond to update the campus. A lack of transparency has harmed the reputation of the college and has made it clear that new leadership is needed.
As your trustee, it will be my mission to restore public trust. If the board listens to the community and keeps the good of the college in focus, I have no doubt that we can earn the trust of the community again. All that’s required is to do what is right.
My Goals for College of the Mainland:
- Increase Transparency
- Restore Community Trust
- Upgrade & Improve Facilities
- Increase Student Enrollment & Retention
Read more about my thoughts on the issues on my blog: https://melissaforcom.nationbuilder.com/blog