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Tuskegee welcomes Miller as new dean of students

December 14, 2017

Contact: Michael Tullier, APR
Office of Communications, Public Relations 
and Marketing

Mandrake Miller Mandrake Miller joins Tuskegee University’s Division of Student Affairs as its new dean of students. In this capacity, Miller will provide leadership for the division’s efforts to promote student academic success, student personal and professional development, and enhance the overall quality of campus life.

Miller’s student affairs-focused career spans multiple leadership appointments at Livingstone College (North Carolina), Bethune Cookman University (Florida), Chowan University (North Carolina) and Virginia Union University — as well as experience overseeing programs relating to residence life and housing, student conduct, campus ministry, student life and development, and Greek life.

“My continuing work in support of university-level student affairs has allowed me to positively affect the lives of students, while providing them opportunities for growth,” Miller said. “Tuskegee has such rich history and I'm excited to be a part of the team here. I look forward to building relationships with staff and students, and creating new programs to enhance the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs here at Tuskegee University.

As dean of students, Miller will enforce the university’s Student Code of Conduct, work with other student affairs professionals to guide the student judicial process, and coordinate the university’s Family Weekend activities and related Parent(s) of the Year award program. He also will collaborate with other leaders in the Division of Student Affairs by contributing to programs designed to enhance student academic progress, residential and campus life programs, and other student-support programs.

“We are so excited to have Mr. Miller join the staff in our division,” said Regina Burden, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our efforts.”

A native of South Carolina, Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in sports and recreation/Christian education from Morris College, and a master’s in organizational leadership from Grand Canyon University. He currently is completing a doctoral degree in organizational leadership with a concentration in Christian ministry from Grand Canyon University.

Miller and his wife Shaquana have a two-year-old daughter, Madison.

For more information about Tuskegee’s Division of Student Affairs, visit

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