Name: Melissa Lee Lyles.
Position: Graduate program office director at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Supervising a staff of four people. Managing two summer programs for incoming students in the master’s programs in public management and public policy. Overseeing the office’s budget. Serving as director of the Junior Summer Institute, a program that prepares undergraduates for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs.
Quote: “I started at Princeton six years ago in a temporary position in the provost’s office, which is a great place to see how the University operates. The most interesting part of my job at the Wilson School is the students — they come from such diverse backgrounds and do such meaningful work. Meeting the new students every year is what energizes me.”
Other interests: Spending time with her husband, Robert, and her 6-year-old daughter, Amari. Watching football, tennis and basketball.
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