Fayneese Miller is a Leader

The alumna and president of Hamline University emphasizes action over good intentions and owning up to whatever results may come.

A lot has changed since Fayneese Miller ’79 MS (PhD ’81) was growing up in Danville, Virginia, where she couldn’t visit the local library because of the color of her skin. Later, she was among the first African-American students to attend a desegregated high school.

She had a bit of culture shock when she came to TCU as the first African-American student in the psychology doctoral program. But her professors empowered her to succeed, she said.

Read the full TCU Magazine article here
In 2015, Fayneese Miller became president of Hamline University – becoming the first African-American and the second woman president since the St. Paul, Minnesota, university was founded in 1854. Photo by David J. Turner

Photo by David J. Turner