Communications and Marketing - Staff
Robert G. Miller, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
(901) 333-4368 Fax: (901) 333-4503
Robert is the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at Southwest joining the College in July of 2007. He has a wealth of experience in broadcast and print journalism, marketing, print and online publishing, public relations, and mass media communications management. His main responsibility includes using comprehensive communications and marketing strategies to enhance public awareness of the programs and services available at Southwest. He manages a broad range of initiatives in marketing and advertising, communications (print and web-based), media relations and community relations, while serving as senior editor for College print and electronic publications geared to reach internal and external audiences.
Robert has bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois along with completing the Advanced Management Development Program from the Graduate School of Business at Harvard University. He is the former Executive Editor of Black MBA Magazine and Black IT Professional Magazine and has served as Editor and chief editorial consultant for these national print publications. As Vice President of Editorial Administration and Editor at IMDiversity, Inc. in New Orleans, he was responsible for executive online content on the Web sites and editorial content and personnel management for THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine. The magazine is the nation's premier and largest career and self-development publication for African-American university students. It is distributed semi-annually to more than 122,000 collegians on over 800 college and university campuses in the nation. His vast major media credits include stints as a former Network/National Television News Correspondent for ABC Network News in New York and Chicago News Bureaus; an award-winning (New Orleans Press Club) television news reporter for the top-rated TV station in New Orleans-WWL TV (CBS); a former news writer for the CBS owned and operated TV station in Chicago, WBBM-TV; a community columnist for The Times Picayune newspaper in New Orleans-the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana; a former marketing research analyst for Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago-one of the largest advertising agencies in America; chief communications administrator for two universities in New Orleans; and former television public affairs and education talk show host on Cox Cable TV in New Orleans.
Robert is the recipient of numerous awards and has served as the Vice President and Acting President of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Media Center and as a board member of the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross. In his spare time, he enjoys contemporary jazz, the fine arts, is a history and museum buff, sports-especially the NFL and NBA--and naturally is an avid reader of current events and philosophy.
Robert Miller is a graduate of the Executive Program of Leadership Memphis, Class of 2009.
Robert Miller is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Robert, a Chicago native, and his wife Prudence are the proud parents of a grown daughter, Marissa and a grown son, Robert, II.
An interesting tidbit from Robert:
Embrace spirituality and confidence to overcome the compromises of this world. Rejoice today in anticipation of tomorrow's blessing!