She Became Vice President of the University of the Arts

When Caroline Millett was born in 1939 she won a prize from the Kansas City Star as first Valentine baby. She came from a long line of American colonists who managed to stay alive on various frontiers. When still in her teens she was inspired by her great uncle Van (dean of the arts in Kansas City) — just as he did, she went to Europe to learn about life. After that she completed her undergraduate work, and then earned an M.A. from Stanford. Next Millett became a Foreign Service Officer, ultimately serving as U.S. Cultural Attaché in Brasilia. Back in Washington in the 1970’s she orchestrated architectural programs, international art fairs, and made film clips for Secretary of State Kissinger. Concurrently she invested in local real estate and renovated historic properties (for which she received a presidential commendation). In 1984 she moved to Philadelphia where she became vice president of the University of the Arts; and she later established another real estate firm in University City. In more recent years she taught interior design at the University of Pennsylvania, and focused on writing and publishing her design books. Currently she is writing Intimate Spaces: Man Caves, Boudoirs, and Sanctuaries.

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