Staff Spotlight: Kaleigh O’Neal
The department is pleased to welcome Kaleigh O’Neal as the new band and facilities administrator! Kaleigh is the newest member of the staff team, having started in her new role in the summer of 2022. She can be found in the Band Office, Hill Hall 106B.
Kaleigh’s job duties entail everything band-related (ordering band camp meals, organizing merchandise for students to receive for band camp, maintaining the member database, communicating with students, etc.) and a lot of facilities needs. For facilities, Kaleigh will oversee the scheduling of rooms, lockers, One Card, and keys requests, as well as submit facilities issues. Moeser Auditorium is the exception, which will still be scheduled through Jesse Moorefield, department production manager.
Having just graduated from UNC-Wilmington in May of 2022, with degrees in political science and pre-law, this is Kaleigh’s first professional position. While she works part-time with the department she’ll also be studying for the LSAT. During her undergraduate and high school days, Kaleigh was involved in the band (she played the flute for nine years!), so this position was an enticing way to stay connected to the arts. Kaleigh grew up in the Chapel Hill area, Mebane specifically, so it was also a plus for her to be back in the area!
Outside of work, Kaleigh notes she loves doing puzzles and watching documentaries – “when I’m not studying for the LSAT.” She also enjoys spending time with her three pets, two cats and a whippet named Winston.