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Vice President of Student Affairs

Dr. Ed Mills

Edward MillsDr. Ed Mills began in public higher education as a financial aid coordinator 35 years ago and has since devoted his career to developing and implementing new strategies for enrollment management and student services. He has taught the First Year Seminar course for 17 years at two universities. He also teaches a course for the Education Leadership doctoral program at Sacramento State and an online graduate course in Strategic Enrollment Management for Notre Dame Maryland.

At Sacramento State, Ed currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Enrollment Officer. Student Affairs involves most of the programs, services, and non-academic departments serving students at the university. This includes areas like Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registration/Student Records. The departments also include work in educational equity (like EOP and CAMP), Cultural and Identity Centers (like the MLK Center, Multi-Cultural Center, Dreamer Resource Center, Vets Center, and Pride Center), and many others (like the Union, Well, Student Health and Counseling, Peer and Academic Resource Center, Housing and Res Life, etc.).

Dr. Mills received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, his master’s degree in Counselor Education from Pennsylvania State University, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership/Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University.

Helping students succeed is Ed’s passion. He strives to be as accessible as possible and spends a considerable amount of time each week meeting with individual students. Ed participates in new student orientation meetings with students and their families and enjoys interacting with students at commencement.

Ed enjoys playing piano, guitar and golf, just not all at the same time.

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