Mills College 125th Commencement Featured
on KGO Radio’s “Good News in Oakland”
Oakland, CA–May 17, 2013 Just days before the Mills College 125th Commencement ceremony, KGO Radio’s “Good News in Oakland” featured this Mills milestone and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s proclamation of “Mills College Week” in Oakland.
In an interview with KGO reporter Tihanna McCleese, Mills Chief of Staff and Vice President of Operations Renée Jadushlever described how Mills has contributed to the advancement of women and to the city of Oakland over its long history.
Mayor Quan’s proclamation recognizes Mills for its efforts to “educate and advance undergraduate women, to prepare graduate women and men for professional leadership, and to make a positive social impact in our communities and around the globe.”
Founded in 1852 and chartered in 1885, Mills was the first women’s college west of the Rockies; the first women’s college to offer a computer science major (1974) and a 4+1 MBA degree (2001); the first business school in the West designed to advance women in business (2005); and the first college to introduce an MFA program in book art and creative writing (2009).
Award-winning documentary producer and advocate for girls' rights Holly Gordon will speak at the Mills 125th Commencement ceremony, which takes place Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 9:45 am, and is open to the public.