Mila P. Cooper
Executive Director of Career Education and Community Engagement
Mila Cooper oversees Career Education and Community Engagement. She is an experienced student-centered administrator. Prior to arriving at Earlham, she served in a number of positions including Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Director of Community Outreach & Service-Learning.
Mila holds a B.S. in communication studies, an M.A. in higher education administration, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min). She is a Level III trainer in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Resolution. Mila is passionate about advocating for and mentoring college students, collaborating with faculty to design service-learning and community-based curricula and supporting her team in the CGCE.
Personally, Mila enjoys spending time with her family – husband Gerald, two daughters and one granddaughter, and traveling. She is committed to social justice and is involved in a number of community-based initiatives.
Specialties and InterestsCareer Education, Community Engagement, Service/Community-Based Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership Development
Interim Director of Community Engagement & Service-Learning
O’Jeanique started her career in higher education immediately after graduating from Wittenberg University with her bachelor’s degree in International Studies: Global Issues and Culture. There, she learned how to advocate for herself and others, which led to an unexpected shift in thought about her career. She is passionate about working with students – meeting them where they are to help achieve their goals and advocate for their needs.
O’Jeanique moved to Dayton, Ohio, to start her career at Earlham College in 2021. She lives with her husband, Ricardo, and their pup, Wesley.
Bonner Program Assistant
I am an Earlham alumnus who graduated in 2021 with a major in peace and global studies and minor in history. During my 4 years at Earlham, I participated in the Bonner Scholars Program, through which I worked with the Amigos Richmond Latino Center as an English teacher/mentor. As a Bonner scholar, I also participated in community projects with the Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc. and served as convener of the Bonner Leadership Team and co-convener of Community Fund.
As a first-generation college graduate and former Earlham student, I am deeply invested in developing the capacity of Bonner and community engagement as a whole to support students’ experiences and shaping available opportunities around student feedback. Social justice and equity in education are integral to the Bonner program, and it is my goal during the next year to ensure that students receive an experience that reflects these values.
Assistant Director of Partner Relations
I am a proud Earlham alumni happily serving in this new role of Assistant Director of Partner Relations.
I have been here for 16 years at Earlham and I have loved being here. For my hobbies I act in and costume plays at the Richmond Civic Theater. I am a huge nerd for sci-fi and LOVE Marvel. I have 3 kids and have been married for 30+ years.