Stillman College Announces Sixth President
Peter Edmund Millet Appointed President of Stillman College
TUSCALOOSA, Al (June 26, 2014) -
The Stillman College Board of Trustees today announced that Dr. Peter Edmund
Millet has been named the sixth President of the College. He will officially
take office on July 1, 2014. Dr. Millet's appointment follows the September
2013 resignation of Dr. Ernest McNealy, who served the historic College for 16
Serving as Interim President
since September 2013, Millet has been instrumental in organizational
restructuring, enhancing Stillman’s community presence and forging local and
“We are confident that Dr.
Millet’s vision, expertise and dedication will lead Stillman in the right
direction to continue producing quality graduates who contribute successfully
to society. His academic achievements and public service commitments are
representative of the Stillman history and tradition. Our decision will
position Stillman to strengthen its academic learning environment to attract
the best and brightest students,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Tracy Rosser.
Prior to his appointment, Millet
served as Stillman’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He brings
to Stillman an accomplished academic track record that includes serving as the
Dean of the College of Education at Tennessee State University where he also
served as Chairman of the Department of Psychology.
“Dr. Millet’s enthusiasm and
leadership coupled with his commitment to higher education and the Stillman
community makes him the most qualified person to lead Stillman to greater
heights. We appreciate his concern for the students and his willingness to go
above beyond to strengthen Stillman,” said Dennis O. Driver, incoming chairman
for the Stillman Board of Trustees.
Millet earned his bachelor’s
degree in Clinical Psychology from Oakland University. He holds a master’s
degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University. As a
licensed clinical psychologist, he completed a residency at the Medical
College of Georgia in Augusta and an internship at Meharry Medical College in
Nashville, TN. He has extensive leadership training from Harvard University,
the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (Millennium
Leadership Institute), Hampton University (Executive Leadership Summit) and the
Council of Independent Colleges (Presidents’ Leadership Institute).
“I am honored to be given the
opportunity by the Board of Trustees to serve as the sixth president of
Stillman College. I look forward to the future and contributing to Stillman’s
great leadership legacy,” said Millet.
Founded in 1876, Stillman College is a liberal arts institution located
in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with a commitment to fostering academic excellence and
providing high quality educational opportunities for diverse populations with
disparate levels of academic preparation. Stillman is a teaching institution
with a proud tradition of preparing students for leadership and service in