Mila P. Cooper, D.Min.

Executive director of career education and community engagement

Email:[email protected]

Office: LBC 109

Location: Landrum Bolling Center
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374

About me

I oversee Career Education and Community Engagement at Earlham. As an experienced student-centered administrator, I’ve served in a number of administrative positions including Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Director of Community Outreach & Service-Learning. I am passionate about social justice, advocating for and mentoring students, collaborating with faculty to design service-learning and community based curricula and supporting my team in the CGCE. I am a Level III trainer in Kingian Nonviolence. I enjoy spending time with my family – husband Gerald, two daughters and one granddaughter.


  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) with a focus in community development, Payne Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Payne Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Higher Education Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
  • B.S. Communications, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Professional memberships

  • Campus Compact
  • National Association of Colleges & Employers
  • American College Personnel Association
  • Association of Title IX Administrators (certified coordinator and investigator)
  • NASPA/Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • NADOHE (National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education)

Scholarly interest

  • racial justice
  • intersection of faith and justice
  • urban community development
  • Kingian nonviolence conflict resolution