Mills College is an independent liberal arts and science college in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mills began as a seminary school known as the Young Ladies' Seminary, founded in 1852 and located in Benicia, California. It moved to its current Oakland location in 1871, and Mills became the first women's college west of the Rockies. Currently, Mills is an Undergraduate Women's College, with graduate programs for women and men. The college offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and 33 minors, and over 25 graduate degrees, certificates, and credentials. The college is the also home to the Mills College School of Education and the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.The college's mission statement is:Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society.Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity.Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women’s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mills fifth overall among colleges and universities in the Western U.S. and one of the top colleges and universities in the Western U.S. in "Great Schools, Great Prices," which evaluated the quality of institutions' academics against the cost of attendance. The Princeton Review ranks Mills as one of the Best 378 Colleges and one of the top "green" colleges in the U.S. Washington Monthly ranks Mills as one of the top 10 master's universities in the U.S. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 2, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree programs, they also provide their students with career resources and counseling services that equip them for post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in California” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in California” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Art Center College of Design Azusa Pacific University California Baptist University California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California State University-Long Beach Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Concordia University-Irvine Dominican University of California Fresno Pacific University Harvey Mudd College Holy Names University Loma Linda University Loyola Marymount University Mills College Mount Saint Mary's University National University Notre Dame de Namur University Occidental College Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Saint Mary's College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Scripps College Stanford University University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Riverside University of California-San Diego University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Cruz University of La Verne University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of the Pacific Westmont College Whittier College Woodbury University The Best Two-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Allan Hancock College American River College Bakersfield College Butte College Cabrillo College Canada College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Copper Mountain College Crafton Hills College Cuesta College Cypress College De Anza College Diablo Valley College Feather River College Foothill College Fresno City College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College MiraCosta College Mission College Modesto Junior College Monterey Peninsula College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Palomar College Pasadena City College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego Mesa College Santa Ana College Santa Barbara City College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Skyline College Solano Community College Southwestern College West Valley College Yuba College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | November 4, 2016
National executive search firm Isaacson, Miller announced that Ericka Miller has rejoined its executive search team as a vice president and partner in its Washington, DC office. An expert in K-12 education and education policy, Dr. Miller previously served as a vice president at Isaacson, Miller from 2005 to 2007. She left the firm to become the vice president for operations and strategic leadership at The Education Trust, leading the day-to-day management of the $15 million national education research and advocacy organization. In 2013, Dr. Miller was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the assistant secretary for postsecondary education in the U.S. Department of Education, and her nomination was approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. From January until June 2015, during the extended confirmation process, Dr. Miller served as senior advisor to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in the Department of Education. Her nomination was one of several that languished in the Senate; she withdrew from the process and joined The College Board as chief of membership, governance, and higher education. “We are delighted to welcome Ericka back to our firm,” commented Isaacson, Miller President Vivian Brocard. “Ericka’s rich and distinguished career combined with her impressive academic credentials and passion for education help to strengthen our ability to serve clients across the civic sector and particularly in the K-12 and education reform arena.” Early in her career, Dr. Miller served as legislative assistant to former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey, advising the senator on elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education policy issues. Before her time on the Hill, Dr. Miller was assistant professor of English literature at Mills College, in Oakland, California. Prior to launching her career in education, she was an editor at Washingtonian Magazine. Dr. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a doctorate from Stanford University. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2004, and she serves on a number of nonprofit boards.
News Article | November 4, 2016
IRVINE, CA, November 04, 2016-- Dr. Piper Lillehoff has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Motivated by a strong interest in psychiatry, Dr. Lillehoff has spent the past two decades growing in the field. She began by earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Irvine, in 1989 and an MD from Drexel University in 1996. Also in '96, Dr. Lillehoff joined Oregon Health & Science University as a resident in adult psychiatry. She used the experience she garnered from that position to propel herself forward to a fellowship in child psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine, and when that was over, she transitioned to the County of Orange Health Care Agency, where she continues to serve as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. While she was there, she also spent three years running her own private practice.In light of her achievements, Dr. Lillehoff was honored with inclusion in eight editions of Who's Who in America published between 2007 and 2016, as well as numerous volumes of Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. She was also featured in the 11th edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Additionally, Dr. Lillehoff was Salutatorian at Laguna Hills High School, earned the Youth Leadership Award from the Hugh O'Brien Foundation, was a finalist in a flute competition with the California Music Teachers Association, and was selected as a Rock Sleyster Scholar by the American Medical Association for her outstanding medical student performance in psychiatry. Dr. Lillehoff received Phi Beta Kappa and University Scholar honors from the University of California, Irvine, and was the recipient of Mills Scholar honors from Mills College, which she attended in 1984-85 prior to transferring to UC-Irvine.Looking forward, Dr. Lillehoff intends to continue improving in her industry. To network and stay up-to-date on the goings on in the psychiatry world, she maintains affiliation with the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com