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 Lisa Gradone Miles
Lisa Gradone Miles
Associate Director

Lisa supports first-generation college students and directs the University’s Cultural Advisor program which places trained student leaders in the residence halls to promote inclusive communities for students. She facilitates Common Ground’s social justice leadership retreat series, enVision, is an academic advisor to undeclared students, coordinates the MLK Day “Day of Service” and chairs the office’s Inclusive Community Fund committee. Lisa also works to organize professional women in higher education, and has presented on first-generation issues and on microaggressions in popular workshops and at professional conferences.


"Student Organizations as Inclusive Community Builders," ACPA National Conference, Louisville, Ky.

"Understanding Microaggressions in Everyday Life," Virginia Network for Women in Higher Education annual state conference.
Graduate, Grace E. Harris Higher Ground Leadership Program
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Virginia Network for Women in Higher Education
Institutional Service
  • Member, University Staff Advisory Council (2009–11)
  • WILL* Advisory Board
  • International Education Committee
  • Welcome Week Committee
  • Pathways First-Generation Steering Committee
  • In Common program committee
M.Ed., University of Vermont 1986
B.A., Tufts University 1983
Contact Information
325 Tyler Haynes Commons
Areas of Expertise
First-Generation Programming
Cultural Advisors
Social Justice Leadership