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Miles College Names Director of Public Relations

Fairfield, Al- Miles College announces Mya Jolly as the new Director of Public Relations effective February 1, 2023.

Jolly, a Birmingham, Alabama native, will lead the college’s digital efforts, online presence, and social media upscaling efforts. She will develop and lead the communications strategy and plan for the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the college’s founding.

“HBCUs are very important to our culture, progress, and future. How we showcase our institutions to potential students, donors, sponsors, and those simply wanting to know more is extremely important. I look forward to showcasing all that Miles College does, will do, and has to offer to those unaware. This gem in the City of Fairfield has done so much in 125 years, and I can’t wait to tell its story alongside those that share the love of the college, our people, and the culture.”

Jolly graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), earning her B.A. in Communications with a Public Relations concentration and minor in political science. During her time at UAB she joined the Iota Phi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Before joining Miles College, Jolly worked for the premiere community engagement firm CBG Strategies. The firm specializes in community, business, and government relations. As a strategist in this role, Jolly touched over 20 political campaigns, including Presidential, Statewide, and local, managed all company team members, created digital assets such as videos, scripts, press releases, and the Mayor of Birmingham’s monthly newsletter that is mailed to nearly 80,000 households.

Jolly formally served as a Senior Account Executive for a Public Relations firm based in Detroit, Michigan. She contributed communications and digital strategy, created company assets for social media marketing and client campaign initiatives, and served as a liaison between clients and the company. During her time at the company she was invited to speak as a panelist during the 2022 Annual Legislative Conference held by the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C.. The panel was titled At the Intersection of Personal and Professional: Building Your Authentic Brand. The panel members shared the lessons that have helped them become successful and offered attendees advice on how to overcome the challenges associated with being a minority professional while staying true to their authentic self.

She joins the college as a former 7th Project Congressional Intern for Representative Terri Sewell )and Congressional Black Caucus Communications Fellow for former Senator Doug Jones. During her time on Capitol Hill, Jolly aided constituents in resolving local issues, created digital assets, and learned firsthand from congressional staffers, Representatives, and Senators. Jolly now serves as a Junior Board Member for the 7th Project. 

In May of 2022, Congresswoman Sewell selected Jolly as one of two representatives for Alabama’s 7th District to attend the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s Boot Camp in PineyPoint, Maryland. During this Boot Camp, Jolly served alongside fellows from across the nation who all had the exceptional opportunity to represent their respective states while being instructed by some of the nation’s top organizational leaders, campaign changemakers, and past fellows who now serve on Capitol Hill and in the political sphere. 

“I am beyond grateful to join Miles College under President Bobbie Knight and look forward to the college’s continued progress and the work ahead of the institution and myself.” 

As Director of Public Relations, Jolly now serves as the main point of contact for all media inquiries for Miles College.