Melissa Canup

Academic Advisor and Assistant Director of Academic Success

Staff Positions:

Adult & Graduate Studies - Faculty Services

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Phone: 616-254-1650


With a passion for serving students, Melissa Canup serves students as an academic adviser and assistant director for academic success at Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies. As an adviser, she teams up with students to create a personalized plan for academic success.

Before joining the academic advising team, she served at PGS as assistant director of faculty services and as educational resources coordinator. Having completed a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at PGS, she's able to relate to her students in working and studying full-time.

"I believe that every person has been created with a God-given purpose, and a degree at Cornerstone University gives each person the skills needed to live out their purpose in life. It is a privilege to walk alongside students on their academic journey."


  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Cornerstone University (2019)
  • B.S., Applied Linguistics, Moody Bible Institute (1998)


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—Student success
—Adult learning
—Cultural intelligence
—Emotional intelligence