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UT Tyler Names Assistant Director of Admissions

May 29, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

Jessica Chiles has been named The University of Texas at Tyler’s assistant director of admissions, effective June 1, Candice Lindsey, assistant vice president for enrollment management, marketing and customer relations, announced.

Chiles will follow Jay Phillips, who accepted a position at Texas A&M University. 

As assistant director, her responsibilities will include UT Tyler recruitment coordination and management.

“I and the entire UT Tyler admissions staff look forward to working with Jessica, as she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experiences,” said Sarah Bowdin, UT Tyler director of admissions.

A UT Tyler alumna, Chiles comes to the university from Lon Morris College where she worked since October 2007. There, she served as an admissions recruiter, international student coordinator, admissions and financial aid counselor and director of admissions and media relations.

Prior to joining Lon Morris, Chiles served as the communication specialist for the Potpourri House in Tyler. As a UT Tyler student, she helped create a promotional/recruitment video for the Patriot Talon student newspaper as well as a public relations campaign for the Tyler Museum of Art. Chiles also was a staff writer and entertainment editor for the Talon.  

She holds an associate degree from LMC as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a public relations emphasis from UT Tyler. Chiles currently is enrolled in the UT Tyler master of arts in communication program.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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