Mila P. Cooper, D.Min.

Executive director of career education and community engagement; Convener of the Center for Social Justice

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
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.