Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller, President
Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller began her role as LeMoyne-Owen College’s 12th President on September 1, 2015. She is a graduate of the College and is only the second alumni of the College to serve as President.
Miller has more than 20 years of experience in higher education. She most recently served as the Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), a comprehensive 6-campus community college with an emphasis on transfer, career, technical and workforce development programs. At BRCC, she led the development of a Center of Excellence in Transportation Technology that includes programming in Helicopter Pilot Operations, Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics. As a result of partnerships with the local community, the college recently broken ground on a $25M dollar Center of Excellence in Automotive Technology. She has raised a $1.1M dollar private match for an $8M dollar Workforce Development facility and raised $1.4M dollar private match for a $6M Computer Science/Engineering Technology facility. Dr. Miller also served for five years as Chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College. She transformed the former technical college into a comprehensive technical community college while leading it through its first SACSCOC accreditation. As part of a system-wide legislative advocacy collaborative, Dr. Miller secured $24.7 million dollars for SOWELA for capital outlay projects and workforce training and increased enrollment by 67%. She served for six years as Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Tennessee Community College where she was also responsible for strategic planning and institutional research. Prior to her leadership role at community colleges, Dr. Miller spent several years in academic administration at four-year institutions. She served for six years as Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty at LeMoyne-Owen College, and as an Assistant Dean in the College of Human and Community Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Miller has acquired over $12M in grant and contracts to support research, curriculum development and professional development activities in STEM disciplines. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Cell and Developmental Biology. She received a Post Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She has spent summers engaged in biomedical research at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL), Woods Hole, MA and at Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
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