University of Mobile

UM School Of Education Receives National Accreditation

June 14, 2024
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The University of Mobile (UM) recently announced that its School of Education has been recognized for national excellence by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The school was awarded accreditation “for meeting or exceeding rigorous, nationally recognized standards developed by CAEP to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs,” UM said. The school…

UM Names VP For Strategic Initiatives

June 7, 2024
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The University of Mobile (UM) has hired Dr. Nathan Harris as vice president (VP) for strategic initiatives, effective June 10. Harris joins UM from Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, where he served as VP of advancement and led all development, annual giving and stewardship initiatives. Previously, he served at Cedarville University in…

UM Awards Faculty, Staff Member

May 31, 2024
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The University of Mobile (UM) recently presented its Megginson and Faculty Engagement awards. The Megginson Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the university in teaching, research and service. Recipients are chosen by committees of peers from among nominations from students, faculty and staff. This year, the 2024 William A. Megginson Teaching Award was presented to Dr.…

UM Announces Dean, Tenures

May 24, 2024
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The University of Mobile (UM) recently announced a new dean of its School of Education and tenure appointments as its 2023-2024 academic year ended. Dr. Ashley Milner, associate professor of education, was named dean of the School of Education at the Christian university. Milner, who joined the UM faculty in 2016 after a 27-year career…

UM Wins Numerous Marketing Awards

May 3, 2024
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A comprehensive, multifaceted “Experience the Difference” marketing campaign coupled with an internal “Exceptional Hospitality” initiative earned the University of Mobile (UM) a grand prize award for exceptional achievement in public relations and development from the Baptist Communicators Association. The Arthur S. Davenport Award grand prize was among multiple honors earned by the university’s office for…

UM Names Smith President

March 29, 2024
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The University of Mobile (UM) Board of Trustees has elected Dr. Charles W. Smith, Jr. as its sixth president. Smith most recently served as senior vice president for institutional relations and assistant professor of christian leadership at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College in Kansas City, Missouri. During his 11-year tenure, Smith oversaw a…

USA Health Names Kirk Director Of Women’s Services

March 8, 2024

USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital has named Mindy Kirk as director of Women’s Services. Kirk will oversee departments involved with women’s health, including general obstetrics and gynecology, high-risk obstetrics, labor and delivery and mother/baby. She will also oversee programs supporting improved patient outcomes. A graduate of the University of South Alabama (USA) and University…

UM Awards Moore, Burnett

March 1, 2024

The University of Mobile (UM) has awarded the 2024 Samuel Boykin Medal of Excellence to 2002 alumnus Ronald G. Moore. Moore serves as a member of the UM Board of Trustees and is a principal market specialist with Alabama Power Co. The award was established in 2019 to honor the life of the late Samuel…


USA, UM Report High Enrollment

September 29, 2023
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According to preliminary enrollment data in Alabama, only three of the state’s 14 public, four-year universities experienced a downturn in annual enrollment during 2022-2023. This is despite the difficult atmosphere for colleges since the pandemic, reported. Even universities that have struggled within the past 10 years are having a good start to the 2023-2024…

Musso To Speak At UM Luncheon

Musso To Speak At UM Luncheon

September 22, 2023
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Johnny “The Italian Stallion” Musso, former star running back for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and Chicago Bears, will be the featured speaker for the Partners for Purpose Luncheon, a fundraising event for the University of Mobile (UM). October 19 will see a silent auction featuring autographed footballs and prints starting at 11:15 a.m.,…

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