Office of the President

Fayneese Miller, President of Hamline University, smiling at the camera inside Anderson Center

Welcome to Hamline University!

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in Hamline University.

"Do all the good you can."

These words of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, best describe what is expected of the Hamline community. It is our duty to be exemplars of civic engagement and to prepare our students to do both the work that is vital to our overall economic outlook and to the moral fiber of our nation.

At Hamline University, we are not “sideline citizens.” We in higher education have an obligation and a responsibility to prepare our students for all that it means to be civically engaged in a democratic society.

Hamline is about people. Hamline is about community. Hamline is about doing all that we can, whenever we can, for as long as we can—for someone else.

Since I arrived on campus, I have come to love the people and the community here—a community that is vital, teeming with scholars, dedicated staff, and extraordinary students. I am a member of the Hamline community because this university believes as I do—it believes and acts in ways that show we are committed to ensuring that all of our students experience learning to the highest degree, that they understand and know how to use the knowledge they gain to do good in their workplaces and the various communities in which they live, and that they know how to lead when it is expected of them and to follow when they should, especially as it benefits the collective good.

At Hamline, we prepare leaders for tomorrow by opening up the world of ideas to students and providing opportunities for them to learn what is possible and how to act on those possibilities. Through our teaching, writing, and high impact practices, we impart the notion that each of us matters. We provide a space for social cohesion—a place to discuss ideas, to form key civic relationships, to learn to lead. We value intellectual curiosity, social justice, civic engagement, inclusion, and participation. In essence, we prepare future leaders who embrace social excellence.

This is who we are, and this is why I’m proud to serve as the 20th president of this great institution. I look forward to a future full of opportunities to do all the good we can together.

I hope you are considering Hamline University for your educational journey. I invite you to peruse the website, learn about our degree programs and experiential learning opportunities, and then come to visit us and tour our beautiful campus, meet our dedicated faculty and staff, and sit in on a class to interact with our students.

I know that, together, we can accomplish any and all things. I am excited about what Hamline is doing as a community and know that much more is yet to come. I look forward to meeting you--whether it be at a Hamline athletic event, a symposia or concert on campus, at an alumni event, or whether you reach out to me directly.

With best regards,

Dr. Fayneese Miller
President of Hamline University