Myles Surrett is new AVP for Career, Experiential Learning and Transition


After a competitive national search, Student Affairs at James Madison University is pleased to announce that Myles Surrett has been selected as the first Associate Vice President for Career, Experiential Learning and Transition. This role oversees the University Career Center, Community Service-Learning and the Orientation Office.

Myles completed his undergraduate work at Furman University and received his master's degree at the George Washington University. He will finish his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Clemson University in December 2021.

He comes to us from Clemson University, where he held the role of Director of Student Involvement. Prior to his time at Clemson, he worked in leadership education, outdoor leadership, and staff development at the George Washington University. He has also worked in the non-profit world with Habitat for Humanity and The Close-Up Foundation.

Dr. Tim Miller, Vice President for Student Affairs at JMU, says “Myles comes to JMU with experience in both the non-profit and higher education worlds and I know he will find great success here at JMU. He will be an incredible partner to our colleagues in Academic Affairs to help our students enter JMU, serve our local communities through transformative learning experiences, and grow into citizens who will serve the world in their chosen careers. Myles has a proven track record of collaboration, focus on student learning, and leading teams that make an impact. I am eager to see how he will help Student Affairs and JMU continue to reach new levels of success and service to our students.”

Myles has shared “I'm thrilled to join the JMU family. I can't wait for the opportunity to learn with JMU staff and students. Ever since entering student affairs, I've been aware of how special JMU is and having the opportunity to serve and support students is such an honor. I'm so impressed by the work being done in the University Career Center, Community Service-Learning, and the Orientation Office. I look forward to valuing the traditions that made these areas so great and learning how we can all grow together.”

His office is on the third floor of the Student Success Center.

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Published: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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