Michelle joined UNT System seven years ago and one thing's for sure when talking about her work: She's going to dot every "i" and cross every "t" because, well, being a stickler for details is in her job description. She reviews and negotiates proposed procurement contracts, working with the Office of General Counsel and other departments across UNT World to ensure all needed approvals are in place before agreements are processed. Outside the office is where things get adventurous for this wife and mother of a 3 1/2-year-old son. She likes to golf, tool around in an RZR, sleep in a tent and her bucket list includes doing this wild-eyed stunt in every state in state (see below). Back in civilization, you'll find her at her favorite Mexican haunt (again, see below) enjoying chips & queso.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
I enjoy working with the different departments of UNT World and being able to help our customers bring their events/services needed to life. Whether it is an event for our students, an equipment purchase, a software agreement or another type of agreement – it is fun to see those agreements transform from paper into a service being provided to help the university and our students.
What employee benefit or activity would you like to see added to UNT World?
Fun activities to get people more engaged in physical activity. That could be a fun class over at the Library Mall (post COVID-19, of course), or a UNT World 5k through campus.
What is your proudest work moment?
I am currently working on the implementation of Jaggaer – which is the new Total Contracts Management software that will be the contracts repository for our area. I am grateful to be able help and have input on a software that will help better serve our customers, which better serves our students. This new system will give more transparency to departments on the status of their agreement, along with streamlining current processes. I am excited to see the end product of this implantation, and how it can be used across UNT World!
What is your proudest non-work moment?
Being married to my husband, Joe, and the birth of our son, Cooper. Our son is 3½ and it is awesome to see what he learns every day when I pick him up after work. He teaches us sign language that he learns at daycare!
What fact about you might surprise your colleagues?
My husband and I enjoy zip-lining. We have a bucket list to do a zip line in every state.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE...
Hobby?: Anything that can be done outdoors! RZR riding, camping and golfing are a few of my favorite things to do when the weather is enjoyable.
Restaurant?: El Matador. I can eat anywhere as long as chips and queso are an option.
Inspirational hero?: My parents are my inspirational heroes. They have been there through every moment of my life, and support me in every decision I make. They are the ones who taught me to work hard for what I want, do the best job I can do no matter the circumstances and that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to.