Press Releases

MillsNext: A Blueprint for Restructuring
Leading Bay Area College Takes Significant Steps to Address Challenges

Oakland, CA–May 16, 2017 Mills College, a nationally respected, independent liberal arts college for women with innovative graduate programs for students of all genders, has announced a blueprint to better meet students’ needs and overcome financial challenges. Learn more »

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Civil Rights Advocates to Speak at Mills College Commencement Ceremonies

Oakland, CA–March 22, 2017 Mills College will celebrate its 129th Commencement on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with an address by Lateefah Simon, a passionate and nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice. Learn more »

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Mills School of Education Graduate Program Ranked Among Best in Nation

Oakland, CA–March 14, 2017 The Mills College School of Education is included in the new U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking released today. Learn more »

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Mills Launches Collaborative Partnership with Peralta Community Colleges

Oakland, CA–February 27, 2017 Mills College announced a new student transfer partnership with Peralta Community College District today that provides enhanced opportunities for those seeking a four-year bachelor’s degree. Learn more »

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Mills Professor Publishes Pioneering Research on Transgender Prejudice

Oakland, CA–February 06, 2017 Seeing facial photos of transgender people reduced transphobia and discomfort among participants in the first national experiment of its kind, according to research published by Mills Assistant Professor of Government Andrew R. Flores. Learn more »

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Mills Developing New Computer Literacy Curriculum for Undergraduate Students

Oakland, CA–January 9, 2017 Mills College is pleased to announce the development of a new computational literacy curriculum designed to give undergraduate students the skills to excel in an increasingly digitized higher education environment. Learn more »

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Mills College featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for Seventh Year

Oakland, CA–October 10, 2016 Mills College is proud to announce it has been selected as one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada by The Princeton Review. Learn more »

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Advocate for Diversity in STEM Fields to Deliver Russell Women in Science Lecture October 25

Oakland, CA–September 26, 2016 The challenges facing women of color in science over the last 40 years is the topic of this year’s Russell Women in Science Lecture Series, titled “The Double Bind: Women of Color in Science, 40 Years and Counting!” Learn more »

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

Oakland, CA–September 13, 2016 Mills College has been named one of the top regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report for the ninth consecutive year. Learn more »

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Mills Named One of the Best 381 Colleges in the Nation by The Princeton Review

Oakland, CA–August 30, 2016 The Princeton Review recognizes Mills as one of the best colleges in the nation for the 12th consecutive year. Learn more »

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Mills Honored for Measuring and Improving Student Learning

Oakland, CA–August 22, 2016 Mills College was named one of just ten national Excellence in Assessment designations for commitment to measuring student success. Learn more »

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Mills College Inaugurates Elizabeth L. Hillman as 14th President, Celebrates Convocation

Oakland, CA–August 08, 2016 On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Board of Trustees of Mills College will inaugurate Elizabeth L. Hillman as 14th president of the oldest women’s college in the West. Learn more »

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Forbes Ranks Mills Among Top US Colleges

Oakland, CA–July 11, 2016 An education from Mills College is well worth the cost in terms of post-graduate salaries, according to Forbes newly released list of “America’s Top Colleges 2016.” Learn more »

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Mills College Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges for 11th Consecutive Year

Oakland, CA–July 01, 2016 For the 11th consecutive year, Mills College is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Learn more »

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Elizabeth L. Hillman Begins Presidency at Mills College

Oakland, CA–July 01, 2016 Elizabeth L. Hillman officially assumed her duties at Mills College today, becoming the 14th president of the 164-year-old women’s college.
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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 »

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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 »

Last Updated: 8/15/11