Melanie Lawrence

Senior Associate Dean of Finance, Operations, and Technology

Melanie Lawrence is Senior Associate Dean of Finance, Operations & Information Technology and Chief Business Officer at Oxford College of Emory University. Melanie is a strategic thought partner with the Dean of Oxford College and colleagues across campus in support of the educational mission. She oversees and strengthens the College's financial standing and provides strategic direction and oversight for Oxford College operations, including Facilities Planning & Operations, Finance & Budget, Information Technology, Auxiliary Services, and the Organic Farm. 

Melanie began her higher education career at Emory University's School of Law, where she held a myriad of roles spanning across finance, international scholars program, and student services. She then leveraged her knowledge and expertise to strengthen the fiscal and operational standing of central research and lead the development and execution of enterprise-wide business strategies and initiatives to enhance research at Emory. 

Melanie is an Atlanta native and a proud alumnus of Emory University, having received her Executive MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School and has been an active Emory alum, most recently as Treasurer of the Executive Women of Goizueta Alumni Board. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History, Economics, and Geography from Georgia State University.





BA| Georgia State University| 2005

MBA| Emory University| 2013