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Office of Institutional Advancement and Development

The Office of Institutional Advancement comprises Institutional Planning and Development, Annual Fund, Sponsored Programs, Government Relations, Title III, Alumni Affairs and Public Relations.

About Miles

Miles College, founded in 1898, is a premier Liberal Arts College in the City of Fairfield, Alabama, which is located in metropolitan Birmingham. The noble founders of the College saw educated leadership as the paramount need in the black community.  Miles, which is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for the awarding of Baccalaureate Degrees, is the only four-year College in the historic Birmingham, Alabama metropolitan area designated as a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).  Miles College is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) higher learning College.  The College is one of only 39 HBCUs to have the designation as a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) member.

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Miles College’s brand is civic engagement and activism. Following the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s (SCLC) Albany Campaign in the early 1960s, the organization decided that the next campaign should be in Birmingham because students at Miles College were already engaged in non-violent civil protests and boycotts against segregated public facilities. In essence, the activism of Miles College students led to Birmingham becoming a crucial epicenter for the Civil Rights Movement.

The College offers baccalaureate programs with majors such as Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications, Computer and Information Sciences, History, Language Arts, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood/Elementary Education, English, Mathematics, Political Science and Social Work.  In sum, Miles offers 28 Bachelor Degree programs in six academic divisions with an enrollment of approximately 1,800 students.

We attribute the success of our students to diligence and academic seriousness as well as to the faculty members who immerse themselves into the holistic education of students. Faculty members not only teach students inside of the classroom; but, are part of their external classroom lives as well.   Miles College has 135 faculty members who are visibly committed to higher learning and professional development.  Faculty members are diverse and bring professional and personal experiences from over twenty countries

Your Investment

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The Office of Institutional Advancement serves and supports the College President in the implementation of all fundraising, master planning and development, public relations directives and efforts in support of the College mission.

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Your investment is important to Miles College.  When you donate to Miles College you are supporting our present students, faculty, and staff, but your investment will pay future dividends in the form of the positive contributions that our graduates make to society. Your gifts provide scholarship support that helps to transform the lives of our students.  Your gifts support our academic programming that turns our students into leaders. We ask that you support our mission by making an investment in Miles College today. 

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Please support our Annual Fund, establish a scholarship fund or an endowment, donate to an activity that you have an affinity, like the band, choir, or an athletic team. Challenge your former roommate, teammates, fraternity brothers or sorority sisters to invest in the limitless future of our students.  Remember your support unlocks the potential of our students, faculty, and staff.   We commend our alumni, friends, parents, and stakeholders who help us make Miles College a place that maintains a legacy of achievement, leadership and scholarship.

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Institutional Advancement and Development

The Office of Institutional Advancement and Development supports the College President in implementing all institutional advancement activities, fundraising, philanthropic explorations, alumni relations, special event planning, and public relations directives and efforts supporting the College mission. The Office comprises Planning, Development, Alumni Relations, the Annual Fund, Sponsored Programs, Title III, and Public Relations.

Institutional Advancement and Development Team

Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development
Director of Budget and Sponsored Programs
Advancement Services Coordinator
Director of Alumni and External Affairs
Executive Assistant
Director of Public Relations
Digital Content and Development Coordinator/Webmaster
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The Office of Development manages programs and initiatives designed to increase philanthropic support to Miles College by cultivating relationships with alumni, parents, and friends of the college, as well as with corporate and philanthropic foundations.  The office works to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to secure private resources that support students, faculty, and staff in advancing the mission and impact of Miles College.

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Alumni Affairs

The Office of Alumni Affairs manages the day to day contact with alumni of Miles College to support and advance our mission and goals.  The office also works to cultivate positive relationships with parents and friends of the college to secure resources to enhance the student experience and the overall success of current students.  The office will advance opportunities for students to participate in giving activities to gain a further appreciation for the science of philanthropy.


Get in Touch with Staff

The Office of Institutional Planning and Development is located in Brown Hall, Suite 305. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm central standard time. 

Please direct inquiries to Miles College Office of Institutional Advancement and Development, 5500 Myron Massey Blvd Fairfield, Alabama 35064.

We can be reached by phone at (205) 929.1452 or