OXFORD, Miss. — Sandra Cox-McCarty, associate dean for administration and diversity initiatives, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for June. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.
IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?
Cox-McCarty: Since November or December 1992
IOM: What is your hometown?
IOM: Talk about your favorite Ole Miss memory.
Cox-McCarty: I enjoyed the celebration of the first group of African American law school graduates and their return to this campus.
IOM: What do you enjoy most about your position or the department in which you work?
Cox-McCarty: I enjoy providing service to all whom we serve. This includes the faculty, staff, alumni, students and other departments on campus. It is always something new and different happening every day.
IOM: What do you like to do when you are not at work?
Cox-McCarty: I walk every morning with a walking group around 5 a.m., and we have walked together over 10 years. I volunteer at the Ford Center because I love the theater. I am campus adviser to the undergraduate members of the Theta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. I am a member of the graduate chapter of Upsilon Iota Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., where I am the treasurer. I am a member of the Mississippi Roses, a chapter of the Links Inc., where I recently served as president. I am a member of Our Time Book Club. As you can tell, I am always busy!
IOM: What is one thing on your bucket list?
Cox-McCarty: I want to learn how to ride a horse.
IOM: What is your favorite movie?
Cox-McCarty: “Cinderella” and/or “Black Panther”
IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss tradition?
Cox-McCarty: I enjoy attending athletics events.
IOM: What is a fun fact about you?
Cox-McCarty: I love to go to garage sales. I also love to cook.
IOM: If you could have lunch with anyone alive or dead/fictional or real, who would it be and why?
Cox-McCarty: I would love to have lunch with my deceased mother and grandmother because they have been the most impactful persons in my life.
IOM: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Cox-McCarty: I am loyal, direct and dependable.
IOM: If you could visit one time or place in world history (past, present or future), what would it be?
Cox-McCarty: I would love to have an opportunity to speak with my deceased grandfather. He had 11 brothers.
IOM: If you could be an animal for a day, you would be ____ .
Cox-McCarty: An eagle.
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