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."