Staff Spotlight: Sally Mangum

Ryan Savage


Photo by Braxton Maclean.

Photo by Braxton Maclean.

Fondly known as "Miss Sally" to the students who frequent Cromwell, Sally Mangum is the familiar face that assists the departments of Communication and Theatre in their day-to-day operations. In this week's spotlight, Mangum revealed the biggest change she's seen in her time at The W, as well as her advice for students.

Q: What is your role here at The W?
A: "I'm an administrative assistant, so I help with the budgeting and various paperwork that needs to be done. I help with the Theatre Department and Communication Department."

Q: How long have you been working here at The W?
A: "Five years, [but] I worked five years in Resource Management. So 10 years."

Q: What changes have you seen over the years?
A: "I have definitely seen some. It seems to me like men have become more regular. [It's] routine to have men here... even though they have been accepted since 1982."

Q: Do you think men are becoming more accepting of the idea to attend a "women's college"?
A: "Yeah. That aspect has seemed to change to me."

Q: Do you have any memorable stories from working here at The W?
A: "I can't think of a story. I'm a really bad storyteller. I'm a quiet person. I like to read alongside my two cats, Bart and Abby."

Q: What advice do you have for students?
A: "Enjoy being yourself. Don't try to be like your parent or friend or neighbor. Be your own unique self, and take care of your body."

Q: What kind of legacy do you want to leave here at The W?
A: "I like to give each person my full attention. Each student, each faculty member, is very important. I am interested in helping with any question or problem or need throughout the day."