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. Ross Meloan is an alumnus of Murray State University
with experience in Student Affairs, the Registrars Office and Counseling and Testing
Ms. Kim Crouch
|Kim M. Crouch is an alumnus of Murray State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science
in Merchandising and a minor in Marketing. She has worked for the university for
several years in various roles of Student Affairs, including the Office of Recruitment,
Scholarship Office and most recently, Career Services. Kim coaches students in developing
resume/cover letter writing and interview skills; how to conduct an effective job
search and professional branding strategies, as well as with the career development
and job search processes. In her spare time, Kim enjoys time with her husband, Stephen
and two young boys. She leads international mission teams each summer, enjoys gardening,
cooking and crafting.
Mr. Ray Karraker
|Ray Karraker manages Racer Tracks, a resource all MSU students are encouraged to utilize for their
job search, plans career fairs sponsored by Career Services, and coordinates on-campus
interviews. He joined Career Services in 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. Ray is active
in his church and enjoys numerous outdoor activities.
Ms. Colleen Anderson
Colleen Anderson manages the front of the office as the Administrative Assistant for Career Services, and she is often the first contact students have with the office. A graduate of Murray State with a bachelor's in physical education, she is currently finishing her master's in human development and leadership. While she is the newest member of the Career Services team, Colleen has been with Murray State University since 2009 working in the Educational Studies, Leadership, and Counseling department. She resides in Murray and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, outdoor activities, crafts, and is an avid movie buff.
Katie Mantooth builds internship partnerships locally, statewide and nationally and coaches students
in finding and applying to internships. She coaches students in developing resume/cover
letter writing and interview skills; implementing effective job search and professional
branding strategies as well as with the career development and job search processes. Katie
graduated from the University of South Carolina with a master's in student personnel
services and from 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; enjoys time
with her husband, Dr. Jamie Mantooth, and three children; and can often be found painting,
crafting or running.