Mia Vinton joined the Dean’s Office team at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work in 2018. She is senior administrative associate to the associate dean for academic affairs. Her primary responsibility is to assist the associate dean, but she also supervises the administrative assistant for academic affairs, facilitates relationships with the faculty and other university entities, and serves as the administrative associate for the Deputy to the President for Societal Challenges and Opportunities, Dr. Allan Cole.

Prior to this role, Mia was the administrative assistant at a prominent architecture firm in Austin, and an accounting assistant for the oldest barbecue place in the state of Texas. Mia has earned two Associate of Arts degrees in Communications and Liberal Arts.