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.
Mr. Ray Karraker
Internship/Experiential Education Coordinator
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 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)
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 and 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.
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