Dr. Pamela Buchanan Miller Named VP for Academic Affairs at University of Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett announced the promotion of Dr. Pamela Buchanan Miller to vice president for academic affairs.

Buchanan Miller served as assistant vice president for academic administration prior to being named interim vice president in February. She has more than 25 years of experience in higher education administration at the University of Mobile.

Dr. Pamela Buchanan Miller

“I have worked with Dr. Buchanan Miller for more than 20 years in many different areas of the university,” Burnett said. “She has always been a tireless worker with an amazing attention to detail. I am excited that she is moving into this important role.”

Buchanan Miller serves as the university’s institutional liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. In the past, she has served as dean of UM’s Center for Adult Programs and UM Global, directed the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan titled “Writing Intensive Networks,” played a key role in the launch of UM’s online offerings, and taught English courses.

She has been the recipient of two of UM’s most prestigious faculty awards, the Mitford Ray Megginson Research Award and the Emma Frances Megginson Service Award. She serves annually as Scholastic Judge for Distinguished Young Women of Clarke County, Alabama.

Buchanan Miller holds a PhD in instructional design and development from the University of South Alabama where she was awarded the Dr. Chandru Hiremath Memorial Award for student doctoral achievement, and a Master of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

She is married to Bill. They are members of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church in Mobile.

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university with a vision of “Higher Education for a Higher Purpose,” founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions in an environment where they are known.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university offering on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For information about the University of Mobile, areas of study, admissions and more, visit umobile.edu, connect with UM on social media @univofmobile, or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222

About the Author

Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is assistant vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.