Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy from Southern New Hampshire University has selected Melissa Paciulli as its new executive director. Paciulli most recently served as director of the Holyoke Community College STEM Starter Academy in Massachusetts.
In her previous role, Paciulli helped lead a multimillion-dollar initiative funded by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to recruit students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs, according to Kenzie Academy.
Paciulli is also a former principal investigator at the National Science Foundation. Kenzie Academy says she was working on a five-year grant to create a micro-credentialing accelerated engineering certificate with stackable and transferrable credits.
“I am honored to join the Kenzie Academy team as its new executive director and work with the entire team,” Paciulli said in written remarks. “The opportunities Kenzie Academy from SNHU provides its students are inspiring, and I look forward to continuing to present opportunities, career paths, and the chance for people to live their dreams.”
Kenzie Academy provides online coding and tech programs in a variety of areas, including cybersecurity, web development, software engineering and UX design.
The school was acquired by Southern New Hampshire University in March 2021.