Miles College President Gets a Vote of Confidence and a Contract Extension

The board of trustees of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, has voted to extend the contract of President Bobbie Knight through May 2024.

“I am grateful that the board of trustees is allowing me to reimagine Miles College in the years to come,” Knight said. “I also appreciate the trust they have conferred upon me, and I look forward to maintaining my commitment to Miles College and her students.”

During Knight’s tenure as president, the college has experienced two consecutive years of enrollment increases and the endowment is at an all-time high.

Knight was originally selected to serve as interim president of the college beginning September 1, 2019. She was named permanent president of the college in March 2020 and guided the college through the early days of the pandemic

Earlier, Knight had served on the college’s board of trustees and is the former vice president of the Birmingham division of Alabama Power. She also served as chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority and as chair of the board of managers of Birmingham Times Media Group.

Knight is a graduate of the University of Alabama. She earned a law degree a Birmingham Law School and is a graduate of the executive leadership program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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