Administrative Promotions Brain Boyle
Vice President for Advancement

Mr. Brian Boyle holds a Master of Arts in theology and Bachelor of Science in business administration, both from the University of Mobile. He has received advanced training in philanthropic major gift cultivation at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. He joined the University of Mobile in 1999 as director of admissions and has served in various roles at UM including assistant vice president of Student Affairs, dean of students, vice president of Development, and chief information officer. He served two terms as president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, chairman of the Board of Directors for the Hedrick Foundation, and was selected by Alabama Governor Bob Riley as co-chair of the Higher Education Committee, Coastal Recovery Commission. Prior to joining the university, he enjoyed a successful career in retail and commercial banking. Mr. Boyle and his wife, Amanda (‘90, ‘95), are the parents of Savannah and McKenzie. The Boyles are members of Dayspring Baptist Church.

DR. PAMELA BUCHANAN MILLERVice President for Academic Affairspbuchanan@umobile.edu

Dr. Pamela 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 doctoral student achievement, and an MA in English and BA in journalism from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She has more than 25 years of experience in higher education administration, currently serving as UM’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges institutional liaison. In the past, she has served as Dean of the University of Mobile’s Center for Adult Programs and UM Global, directed UM’s Quality Enhancement Plan 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 both UM’s Mitford Ray Megginson Research Award and Emma Frances Megginson Service Award, and serves as Scholastic Judge for Alabama Distinguished Young Women. Dr. Buchanan Miller is married to Bill. They are members of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church in Mobile, AL.

Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations

Mrs. Lesa Moore holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from University of South Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Mobile, where she was presented the Dr. William K. Weaver Jr. Honorary Fellows Award and Best Composition Paper Award in 2007. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing and public relations in the high-tech industry, retail advertising and higher education. She has developed and led award-winning teams whose advertising, public relations and design work has been recognized locally and nationally by the Bay Area Advertising Federation, Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Higher Education Advertising Awards. Also, she is an adjunct instructor in marketing at University of Mobile. Prior to joining the university in 2002, Mrs. Moore enjoyed a successful career as director of marketing communication at Xanté Corporation, an international high-tech printer manufacturer. Mrs. Moore is married to Jay and they have two children, Logan and Olivia. They are members of Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, AL.

Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

Dr. Mel Sansom is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Doctor of Education in higher education administration from University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and a Master of Science in accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration, both from Harding University. He is an award-winning CFO, honored as the 2018 Arkansas Business Chief Financial Officer of the Year for Education by Arkansas Business, a statewide business journal. He oversees business services and campus operations. Previously, he served as vice president of finance and CFO at Harding University from 2002 to 2019. He grew up in the Pensacola, Florida, area where he was a Tate High School graduate.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Mrs. Charity Wittner holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership & Policy from the University of Mobile, where she was presented the Area Award in Psychology in 2005. She has served in various roles in Enrollment including director of both the Admissions and Financial Aid teams at the University of Mobile over the last 18 years. She currently oversees Enrollment Services, Student Life, Student Success, and the Registrar's office. She serves on the Mobile Area Workforce Alliance with the Mobile Chamber, the Board of Director's with the Saraland Chamber where she assists in leadership of the Junior Ambassador Program, the Saraland City Schools District Counselor Advisory Council, and several other high school Academy Advisory Councils with Mobile County Public School System. Her community engagement also includes membership in the Woman's Club of Saraland and Board member of Stillwater Early Learning Center in Saraland. Prior to serving at the University of Mobile, Mrs. Wittner enjoyed a successful career in sales management. She is married to Chase Wittner and they have two sons, Braxton and Rhett. Mrs. Wittner and family are members of Crawford Baptist Church in Mobile.