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Sandra Miles named new VP of Student Affairs at Flagler College

Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Sandra Miles has joined Flagler College as the new Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Miles was previously Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

New VP of Student Affairs Sandra MilesAs Vice President, she will oversee a reorganized Student Affairs division that will include Residence Life, Student Activities, Health Services, the Career Development Center, Intramural Sports, the Ringhaver Student Center, Safety and Security, Counseling Services, Title IX and CARE.

“I am thrilled to have Dr. Miles join the executive leadership team at Flagler,” said Flagler College President Dr. Joseph G. Joyner. “She has proven to be a leader who invests in the development and success of all students. She embodies the College’s core values and I am confident she will work collaboratively across all channels in carrying out our strategic plan.”

Miles said she felt very fortunate to join the college, and that as a Jacksonville native, she was also “looking forward to coming home.”

“Throughout my campus visit I was struck by the warm welcome I received and the genuine kindness and sincerity of the campus leaders, faculty, staff, and students,” she said. “It is clear that President Joyner has cultivated a student-centered culture where honesty, professionalism, and high achievement can thrive and I welcome the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the great work of my new colleagues.”

In addition to the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Miles also served as Dean of Students at Indiana University Purdue University Columbus, as well as other important leadership roles at that institution. A Jacksonville native, Miles earned her doctorate from Florida State University, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida.

Her career has included all facets of student affairs from Director of Student Activities to Chief Diversity Officer. She has developed CARE Teams, enhanced interdepartmental connectivity focused on students and increased student participation and satisfaction in student services in previous positions.

Miles is replacing Dan Stewart, who stepped down as Vice President of Student Services earlier this year and will assume a new position as Administrator on Special Assignment.

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