Mitzi Miller, Editor of Ebony, to Speak at Claflin University’s Spring Convocation

Jan 23, 2015

Claflin will welcome Ebony Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller to the University as its Spring Convocation speaker on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the Tullis Arena of the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center. Classes will be suspended at the University from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow for campus-wide participation in the program.

Miller assumed leadership of Ebony magazine – the country’s oldest and most popular African-American monthly publication – in April 2014. The best-selling author and award-winning journalist previously helmed its sister publication, Jet magazine, for three years, during which time her vision of revamping the iconic 62-year-old brand was realized with the magazine’s first and only successful cover-to-cover redesign, new website launch, improved social media presence and consistent media coverage of buzz-worthy stories featured in its pages.

An English major graduate from Florida A&M University, Miller began her writing career at Honey magazine, where she grew from intern to entertainment editor. She later became an associate relationship editor at Jane magazine and editor-in-chief of SET magazine.

The New York native has co-authored five books – The Vow: A NovelThe Angry Black Woman’s Guide to Life and the three-title Hotlanta young adult series. The Vow was optioned by Lifetime/Sony and is currently being made into a television movie.

Miller has appeared on several national television programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America, TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and CNN’s CNN Newsroom. Recent accolades include recognition among The Root 100 honorees for 2014 and 2013, Florida A&M University’s 125 Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial and Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s 2011 40 Under 40 roster.

Miller is a member of the Jack & Jill of America Foundation Board and lives in Chicago.

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