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Carrie Milligan Hall

Director of Administration and Operations

About

Carrie Milligan Hall is the Director of Administration and Operations for the Office of the President. She partners closely with the College president and the executive leadership team on a variety of cross-divisional and executive initiatives, providing critical direction and leadership to optimize strategic, operational, and cultural priorities. She serves as the president’s principal aide in building collaborative relationships across the Mills community to advance the College’s mission, vision, and goals; supporting the development of College policies, processes, and practices; managing sensitive and confidential issues; and advancing a changing portfolio of high-priority projects from idea to execution. Hall oversees executive communications and provides support for the College’s philanthropic initiatives. She also leads and oversees the operations of the Office of the President, and serves as the primary liaison between the College community and the Office of the President.

Hall has nearly two decades of experience in higher education, working in the areas of finance, administration, communications, institutional advancement, and governance. She joined the Office of the President in May 2005 and has served three Mills College presidents: Janet L. Holmgren, Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, and currently, Elizabeth L. Hillman.  

From 2015–2022, Hall served as secretary of the Board of Trustees of Mills College and secretary of the College. As the board’s principal liaison and organizer, she played a critical role as a trusted counselor and confidant, ensuring effective and optimal governance and structure; focusing on generative, high-impact meetings that advance key College strategic priorities; and enhancing trustee engagement opportunities and resources. She was responsible for developing and implementing short- and long-range organizational goals, policies, and procedures, trustee recruitment and education, monitoring and assessing programmatic and operational effectiveness, and supporting executive-level searches.

Prior to joining Mills, Hall served as executive assistant to the founder and CEO of a film and television cosmetics company headquartered in Los Angeles where she managed and supported business affairs, branding and marketing, manufacturing, and global distribution.

Hall lives in Oakland, California with her daughter and Mini Australian Shepherd and enjoys spending time at the beach on weekends.

Carrie Milligan Hall

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