Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Fayneese Miller, President of Hamline University, has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Dr. Miller joins 11 other Board members comprising the governing body of the Wilder Foundation.
Dr. Miller joined Hamline University on July 1, 2015, becoming that institution’s 20th president. She is the first African American president in the history of Hamline and the university’s second female president. She has 30 years of academic and higher education experience. Dr. Miller was the first coordinator of education studies and the founding chair of ethnic studies at Brown University, where she served on the faculty for 20 years. More recently she served as the dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont for nearly 10 years.
“We are excited to have Dr. Miller join our Board of Directors, “ says Alex Cirillo, Wilder Foundation Board Chair. “Her extensive experience in education and youth and her broad perspective will undergird our work with children, youth and families. We are extremely pleased to have this tie with Hamline University, another longtime Saint Paul institution. Dr. Miller’s commitment to community will help guide Wilder’s mission and increase its impact today and into the future.”