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 Interests

Career Education, Community Engagement, Service/Community-Based Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership Development