The board of trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, has selected Andrea Miller as the 12th president of the 153-year-old historically Black College. When she takes office on September 1, Dr. Miller will be the first woman president in the college’s history.
According to the most recent Department of Education figures, LeMoyne-Owen College enrolls slightly more than 1,000 students. Blacks make up 99 percent of the student body. Women are nearly two thirds of all LeMoyne-Owen students.
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to serve an institution that has done so much for me,” Dr. Miller said. “I look forward to embracing my alma mater’s shining legacy and helping the institution evolve in today’s higher education marketplace. I want LeMoyne-Owen College to continue to be for others what it was for me: a precious opportunity to learn, grow and eventually find purpose.”
Since 2012, Dr. Miller has been chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana. From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Miller served as chancellor of Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Previously, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, administration, and planning at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
Dr. Miller is a 1976 graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from Atlanta University. She did postdoctoral research in the department of anatomy at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.