At 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dr. Terry Mills will speak at the Cleveland Height University Heights High School about minority success in college as a part of our Spring Speaker Series. We hope he is well-received at the high school and that students take the opportunity to hear his talk. Here is some background on Dr. Terry Mills:
He is the inaugural assistant provost for student diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at John Carroll University.
In this position, he is the point person for significant long-term change efforts focusing on all diversity-related matters and efforts at all levels at John Carroll. Dr. Mills plays a leadership role in identifying obstacles to and solutions for successful implementation of the efforts, facilitates progress by delegating and tracking accountability measures, and developing resource and staffing plans to support these efforts.
In 2009, he was a recipient of the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Task Force on Minority Issues at the Gerontological Society of America, as well as having been recognized for his various contributions to the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.
Dr. Mills earned both his Masters and Doctoral degrees in sociology and gerontology from the University of Southern California.
A native of New York City, he is married to Antonia Mills, and has two sons, Brion and Dion, along with four grandchildren, Latieon, Kielle, Aryn, and Rhilley.