Angela Mills has been named director of alumni relations for the College of Engineering. Mills joined the college’s advancement team in December 2016.
Mills serves as a liaison between the alumni, development, and the college departments in the College of Engineering. She works to engage nearly 70,000 living college alumni through programming, networking, and building relationships. She is the main contact for the college’s advisory board, the Committee of 100, and coordinator of the annual Academy of Engineering Excellence event.
An avid Hokie, Mills joined the Virginia Tech community in 2013 as the director of alumni relations for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, overseeing the college’s alumni program, the student ambassador program, and numerous college events. Previously, Mills served the University of Tennessee Alumni Association as the senior director of alumni chapters and outreach and director of alumni programs; the assistant director of development and alumni affairs for the University of Tennessee College of Law; and the assistant director of development for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Mills began her professional career in development working with the National Symphony Orchestra at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
She is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III and serves as a member of the 2018 conference planning committee. Mills served as co-chair for the CASE District III 2016 conference and as a member of the conference’s planning team for six years. From 2015-2017, Mills was a member of the CASE District III Board. She is currently the president of the University of Mary Washington Alumni Association and an active member of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley, serving as editor of the STAR magazine.
Mills earned her bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and theatre from Mary Washington College and a master’s of public administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.