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Katie Sanborn Mills College Board Chair

Mills College Elects New Board Chair

Oakland, CA–June 16, 2016 The Members of the Mills College Board of Trustees elected Katie Sanborn as the new chair of the board at their May 20016 meeting. Learn more »

Alecia DeCoudreaux

Alecia DeCoudreaux Concludes Tenure as President of Mills College

Oakland, CA–June 14, 2016 Alecia A. DeCoudreaux’s tenure as president of Mills College in Oakland, California, draws to a conclusion in 2016. Learn more »

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Mills Among Best Graduate Schools Nationwide

Oakland, CA–March 31, 2016 The Mills College School of Education and its MFA in Studio Art program are included in the new U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings released in March. Learn more »

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President DeCoudreaux Discusses College Access at Education Department Summit

Oakland, CA–March 25, 2015 Mills College President Alecia DeCoudreaux discussed strategies to improve access to college for low income students during a daylong conference with US Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell in Washington DC on March 24. Learn more »

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San Francisco Magazine Article Unfairly Sensationalizes the State of Mills College

Oakland, CA–March 25, 2016 Mills President Alecia DeCoudreaux and Board Chair Kathleen Burke have sent an open letter to the editor of San Francisco Magazine in response to an article titled Can Mills College Save Itself? Learn more »

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Mills College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

Oakland, CA–March 03, 2016 Mills College was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2015–16, according to the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Learn more »

Elizabeth L. Hillman, 14th President of Mills College

Mills College Names Elizabeth L. Hillman as its 14th President

Oakland, CA–March 02, 2016 The Board of Trustees of Mills College (Oakland, CA), the oldest women’s college in the West, has selected Elizabeth L. Hillman as the 14th president in the College’s 164-year history. Learn more »

Mills Commencement Spearker Sylvia Earle

Deep Sea Explorer Sylvia Earle to Deliver 128th Commencement Address at Mills College

Oakland, CA–February 24, 2016 Mills College will celebrate its 128th Commencement on Saturday May 14, 2016, with an address by internationally renowned deep sea explorer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle.
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Mills College Children's School 90 Years

Mills College Children’s School Celebrates 90 Years

Oakland, CA–February 16, 2016 This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Mills College Children's School, the laboratory school for the renowned School of Education at Mills College. Learn more »

Mills College Announces New Admission Policy and College Pathway Partnership

Oakland, CA–January 20, 2016 Mills College is excited to announce two new initiatives to increase campus diversity and broaden access to Oakland high school graduates. Learn more »

Mills College retains undergraduate dance major

Mills College Retains Undergraduate Dance Major; Faculty, Administration Find Common Ground to Revitalize Program

Oakland, CA–December 07, 2015 Mills College is pleased to announce it will continue offering students an undergraduate major in dance. The move allows Mills to retain the longest running college dance program in the United States, which offers major, minor and graduate degrees in the art form. Learn more »

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Mills College Professor Jenn Smith Coauthors Research on the Nature of Leadership in Mammals

Oakland, CA–November 06, 2015 What makes a leader? Clues can be found in the animal kingdom, according to a recent article by Biology Professor Jenn Smith. Learn more »

Mills College announces new MFA in Translation

Mills College Announces New Low-Residency MFA in Translation Degree

Oakland, CA–October 21, 2015 The Mills College English Department is launching the Bay Area’s first low-residency master of fine arts in translation degree. Learn more »

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Mills Among the Best Colleges in the West

Oakland, CA–September 09, 2015 Mills College has been named as one of the top-tier regional universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year. Learn more »

Mills Ranked Top 20 Washington Monthly

Mills College Ranked in the Top 20 of Master’s Universities by Washington Monthly

Oakland, CA–August 25, 2015 Mills College recognized for contributions to public interest, community service, and rate of undergraduates who pursue PhDs. Learn more »

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Mills Named One of the Best 380 Colleges in the Nation by The Princeton Review

Oakland, CA–August 05, 2015 The Princeton Review recognizes Mills as one of the best colleges in the nation for the 11th consecutive year. Learn more »

Mills Featured in Fiske Guide 10th Straight Year

Mills College Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 10th Consecutive Year

Oakland, CA–July 08, 2015 The Fiske Guide to Colleges recognizes Mills as a college that provides “ambitious women with a stellar education and a host of opportunities.”
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President DeCoudreaux Chooses to Make Next Year Her Last at Mills

Oakland, CA–April 30, 2015 Kathleen Burke chair of the Mills College Board of Trustees, announced today that President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux has elected not to renew her contract as president when it ends in June 2016.
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Mills College Featured in Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges for Sixth Year

Oakland, CA–April 16, 2015 Mills College is proud to announce it has been selected as one of the top 50 green colleges in the United States and Canada by The Princeton Review. Learn more »

World Famous Climate Scientist Explains the Consequences of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere

Oakland, CA–March 25, 2015 Afforestation and its effects on the earth’s climate will be the subject of this year’s Russell Women in Science Lecture Series, titled "Plants, Waters, and Climate: Climatic Consequences of Afforestation."
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Last Updated: 8/15/11