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Spotlight on system staff: kay L. miles

Kay Miles

People make the UNT System work… and we want you to meet them.

More than 350 System staff enable the components of the UNT System achieve their extraordinary accomplishments in education, research and health care. These employees also drive the visions for the future, such as the UNT College of Law.

This “Spotlight on System Staff” feature highlights the people that make it all work. Every week you’ll be introduced to a new staff member. Enjoy finding out about this System member, and then click on the link at the bottom of the interview to see other profiled UNT System members.

kay L. miles
Chancellor - Assistant to the Chancellor

What does my job title really mean:
Assistant to the Chancellor — I manage the day-to-day operations of the Chancellor's Office and provide executive administrative support to the Chancellor.

What is my education and some past achievements:
B.A. in Business Administration, University of North Carolina — Charlotte; A.A. in Executive Secretarial Science

What brought me to the UNT System:
I was working for UNT and this position presented a unique career opportunity.

What I like best about my job is:
I work with great people and my job assignments are varied and interesting.

If I ever leave work early, I can probably be found:
Watching my niece play volleyball or out in the yard with my garden tools.

People would be surprised to know that I:
Swam with dolphins in the Florida Keys. Two dolphins, one on each side, offered me their dorsal fins and took me for a ride. When I floated on my back, they put their noses on the bottom of my feet and pushed me around the lagoon. It was incredible! They are gentle, intelligent creatures and their skin feels like a hard-boiled egg.

The most interesting thing that I have learned since working
for the UNT System is:

How public institutions of higher education in Texas are governed.

If I could be "boss" for one day I would:
…graciously decline the offer. I have a terrific job…why change?!

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