Doris H. Wilson


 Doris H. Wilson

Doris Wilson's title at UNF is administrative assistant, a rather simple classification for a very complicated job. Among her duties are assisting both College of Business Administration Dean Earle Traynham and Associate Dean Jeff Michelman; all personnel and payroll matters for the College; foundation accounting; travel arrangements and reimbursements; ordering of supplies and maintenance of some equipment; and maintaining the filing system to name a few. Despite the long list, Wilson has no complaints and offers a simple explanation for why she has stayed in the same office all these years: "I like working in the College of Business Administration. I've been very happy here. I've had a lot of good people to work with."

 

Wilson came to the University in 1970 when UNF was in the planning stages. Prior to accepting the job here she was working for the state Board of Health. "I was here when the first faculty members were hired. I helped the Dean (then James M. Parrish) recruit," Wilson says. She chose to come to UNF because it offered the opportunity to advance in her career and because she wanted to attend college. While working at the University, Wilson received her AA degree in business from Florida Community College at Jacksonville. She has earned 25 hours toward a degree at UNF and continues to occasionally take classes for professional development.

 

Wilson said her most memorable experiences of UNF's first few years are of moving into the buildings and having the first students begin classes. "This was a very exciting time for those of us who started working prior to the development of the campus."