Press Releases

Shirley Malcolm

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 »

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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 »

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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 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 »

Last Updated: 8/15/11