Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer Melissa Vigil has successfully led teams with a balanced approach of inspiring leadership and creative problem solving since 2012. Other roles at NWCU have included Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Human Resources Director.
Prior to her 10 years at NWCU, she held numerous Human Resources senior leadership roles in the Willamette Valley in higher education, local government, and the restaurant industry.
Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and an MBA from George Fox University. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and professional organizations over her career including Bridgeway House, Direction Service, and Oregon State SHRM Chapter. She is the founding member of the Willamette Valley Global Women’s Leadership Chapter.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys golfing, traveling with family and spending time with her French Bulldog, Oscar and Chocolate Lab, Siggy.