Students | Employers | Alumni | Faculty/Staff | Parents
Murray State University Career Services provides a variety of opportunities and assistance in all aspects of career development and the job search. Whether you are a current student, alumni, parent, an employee of the university or employer we invite you to navigate our website as well as contact our office.
Meet the Staff
|Dr. Ross Meloan |
Director & NSE Coordinator
Dr. Ross Meloan is an alumnus of Murray State University with experience in Student Affairs, the Registrars Office and Counseling and Testing since 1977. Dr. Meloan was also a Director of Franklin College from 1975-77 and is a 18-year veteran of the Career Services Office.
Dr. Meloan is married to Sharion Meloan, the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Finance & Administrative Services. He recently became the proud grandfather of another aspiring soccer player.
|Ms. Regina Hudspeth |
Regina Hudspeth has been with Career Services since Fall 2007. She manages Racer Tracks, a resource she encourages all MSU students to utilize for their job search, plans career fairs sponsored by Career Services, and coordinates on-campus interviews. You will find her out on campus presenting on job search techniques or in her office encouraging students through the process as well.
Regina obtained both her BS and MS degrees at Murray State University. She is married to Danny Hudspeth, '78, and has two sons; Dominique, '08 and O’Shea (Brooke), Lexington, KY, both University of Kentucky graduates.
|Mr. Ray Karraker |
Internship/Experiential Education Coordinator
Ray Karraker joined the Career Services staff Fall 2008 as the Coordinator of Cooperative Education and Internships. Ray comes to Murray State from a business background in the banking and financial services industry. He is a graduate of Murray State with a BS in economics (’74) and M.B.A. (’77). He resides in Murray with his wife, Sabrina and daughter MacKensie.
Ray is active in his church and enjoys numerous outdoor activities.
|Ms. Donna Kitchen |
270.809.2906 (NSE Program Asst)
270.809.3053 (KHEAA Coord)
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Donna M. Kitchen is often a Murray State student's first contact with Career Services. She is the Administrative Assistant to Director of Career Services and keeps the office running. Donna also manages the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Work-Study Program (KHEAA), a program that benefits both employers and students. She also serves as the Program Assistant to the National Student Exchange Program (NSE), a program that allows MSU students to exchange with different universities in the United States, its territories, and Canada for up to a year.
In addition to her duties at Murray State, Donna enjoys playing pinball and riding her motorcycle with her husband, Larry.
Ms. Katie Mantooth
Katie Mantooth joined Career Services in August 2012. She brings over 13 years of career services experience and looks forward to helping Murray State students successfully navigate both the career development and job search processes; develop resume and cover letter writing and interview skills; as well as implement effective job search and professional branding strategies.
Katie graduated from the University of South Carolina with a master's in student personnel services and Queens University of Charlotte with a bachelor's in corporate communications. Outside the office, Katie is involved in her church's choir and women's ministry and enjoys time with her husband, Dr. Jamie Mantooth, and three children as well as painting, crafting and running.
Murray State Career Services
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Summer) | 8 AM - 4:30 PM (Fall/Spring)
100 Oakley Applied Sciences Bldg | Murray, KY 42071