Angela M. Miller named assistant vice provost for strategic equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging administration

Angela Miller

The Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) has selected Angela M. Miller as its assistant vice provost for strategic equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging administration (SEDIBA). Her first day with the DDEEA will be October 9.

A passionate community builder, researcher, and strategist, Miller is a champion of EDIB work with a longstanding tenure in the UW System. Most recently she served as the assistant chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at UW-Platteville. Additionally, she served as the university’s chief of staff, providing executive leadership and operational oversight of the chancellor’s office.

Miller is an alumna of UW-Madison, having earned her master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis. She spent the early part of her career at her alma mater, working for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research as well as the DDEEA’s PEOPLE Program.

Miller earned her bachelor’s in fine arts from UW-Whitewater, where she was both a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and King/Chavez Scholar. She is currently pursuing a juris doctorate at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

“As the new assistant vice provost for strategic equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging administration I am looking forward to re-joining the UW-Madison campus and serving the faculty and staff who make the campus such a remarkable learning environment,” said Miller. “As a first-generation college graduate, former TRIO student, mixed race-Indigenous/Irish woman, and proud Descendant of the Menominee Nation, I personally benefited from UW-Madison’s outreach, education, and employment focused on underserved populations. It is an honor to use my experience and deep understanding of this critical work to build relationships across campus. These partnerships will focus on enriching and supporting the faculty and staff who serve the diverse learning environment of UW-Madison.”

In her new role, Miller will oversee faculty and staff support programs administered by the DDEEA, including the Employee Disability Resources (EDR) Office, the Office of Affirmative Action Programing and Planning (OAAPP), the Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence (LCICE), as well as the Division’s education and professional development services. She will also support campus recognition initiatives in collaboration with campus partners.

“We are excited to have Miller’s proven leadership as she creates initiatives that will build bridges throughout this campus and beyond,” said chief diversity officer Dr. LaVar J. Charleston. “In her various roles, Miller has utilized her strong understanding of barriers to success to build solutions that dismantle those barriers. Her expertise in helping individuals successfully engage across differences will enrich our campus community.”

Miller brings invaluable experience as a leader in higher education. She led UW-Platteville’s strategic diversity planning process, led and convened diversity leaders from across the institution, and provided professional development support and direction for plans of action for the institution.

Miller, and programs under her leadership, have received many awards and accolades including two UW System Board of Regents Diversity Awards and a Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action’s Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award. She is an educator, leader, and innovator who works to ensure equitable and inclusive working and learning environments where all community members can thrive.