Meet a Member: Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller had the honor of representing Kansas as Communicator of Achievement in 2016 when the affiliate hosted the NFPW national conference. It was a great conference to showcase Kansas and some of the key members of the affiliate. She is a 12-year member of Kansas and NFPW. I hope you enjoy getting to know this outstanding member.

Name: Cheryl K. Miller

City and State: Wichita, Kansas

Cheryl Miller, fourth from left, is recognized with other COA candidates at the 2016 conference in Kansas. Photo by Monica Springer.

Cheryl Miller, fourth from left, is recognized with other COA candidates at the 2016 conference in Kansas. Photo by Monica Springer.

Affiliate and any leadership positions: Wichita Professional Communicators, Kansas Professional Communicators, National Federation of Press Women. No leadership or committee positions at this time.

Years a member of NFPW: 12 years

Tell us a little about you. 

I do a little of everything as a senior assistant dean for Wichita State University’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I am responsible for general public relations and marketing work for Fairmount College, including the college newsletter, college website, catalogs and fact sheets. I coordinate the college tenure and promotion process, chair evaluations and annual college faculty elections. I am the liaison between faculty governance committees and the dean. I also teach a section of Comm 301, Writing for the Mass Audience, or Comm 502, Public Information Writing, depending on the semester. I also coordinate posthumous degrees, serve as college commencement coordinator, and coordinate major college events such as Constitution Day and the Watkins Visiting Professorship Lecture Series.

I have master of arts in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. I also have a bachelor of general studies in communication and a bachelor of business administration in personnel administration from Wichita State University.

My interests include birding, hiking and singing. I am the vice president for the Kansas Ornithological Society, a voting member of the Kansas Bird Records Committee and sing in the Wichita Symphony Chorus.

Any career advice you would give?

It is important to have a broad skills base. In addition to having good writing and editing skills, communicators must also be proficient in interviewing, social media, basic graphic design and basic photography.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I’d like a cabin in the woods.

What book are you reading?

Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I was an extra in “The Parade,” a TV movie starring Maxwell Caulfield and Rosanna Arquette.

Why is your affiliate and NFPW important to you?

I have benefitted greatly from the interpersonal interactions, mentoring, conferences and contests.

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