In her 13th year at the University of Houston, Melvina Brandley handles all administrative duties within the men's basketball office. She works closely with the coaching staff, assisting it with its schedules, travel and recruiting responsibilities.
Brandley came to Houston after serving as an executive assistant to the director of the SHAPE Community Center.
In additon to her administrative duties, Brandley has served as a pianist at her church and is a published editor of two fiction books - I Laugh to Keep from Crying and Confession from the Jumpseat - that were written by T. Wendy Williams. Brandley also has performed as an actress for the Literary Writers Guild.
She has two children, Bryant and Marlaina, and is "auntie-mom" of her niece, Maxine. The family lives in Houston.