Janet Valente

Janet ValenteJanet Valente is Miami through-and-through. She came to the Oxford campus in 1982 as an older, non-traditional student, resulting in BA and MA degrees earned in English Literature. Even after moving to Wisconsin during her MA work, she managed to finish up with a Miami degree. Upon returning to Ohio, she taught English for several years at Miami Middletown before settling into the Hamilton campus. If you had asked her back in 1982 whether she thought she'd still be here decades from now, she'd have replied, "Are you kidding?" But if you ask her now if she's glad she stayed, she'll say, "Absolutely!"