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Melinda Polanco

Title: Administrative Coordinator
Office: 713-486-4386
Department/Administrative Area: Office of Development

Melinda is the Administrative Coordinator for Development and Communications activities at the School of Dentistry. Her previous experience in other areas of the school and UTHealth gives the department an advantage in handling the paperwork behind the scenes. Melinda prepares correspondence to donors, ensures the proper trafficking of payables, reviews expenditures from fund sources to verify accuracy and compliance within UT, and assists the Office of the Dean as needed. She also assists the Office of Communications with similar administrative support.

Melinda, a 15 year employee of UTHealth, has worked in a variety of roles and departments during her time with the University. She has worked with the UT Mental Sciences Institute, the Employee Assistance Program, and has now found her home with the School of Dentistry. Born and raised in Houston, she graduated from James Madison High School. Melinda now resides in League City with her husband and two sons.