Student Affairs Staff
The Office of Student Affairs is committed to enhancing the learning and personal growth of all students by encouraging personal and civic responsibility, fostering an appreciation for diversity and inclusion, and providing opportunities for leadership development. Residence life, counseling, governance, health and wellness, events, Student Affairs courses, and community outreach all reside within this office.
John Paul (J.P.) Robinson (he/him/his) is a native of Cleveland, OH, who currently works in the Office of Student Affairs as the Assistant Dean of Students, in addition to serving as the Racial Discrimination Prevention Policy Advocate and as an adjunct professor. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. J.P. has worked in higher education for 10 years and has professional experience in Residence Life, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Student Life, Student Conduct, New Student Orientation, Advising, and Multicultural Affairs. He is also the recipient of numerous campus and community awards and accolades — including the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award. J.P. is passionate about student support, social justice, advocacy, and mentoring, and he is committed to serving his community to the best of his abilities.
Mila Cooper has worked on college campuses for the past 25 years, most recently as Director of Community Outreach & Service-Learning at Baldwin Wallace University. As an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Religion at BW, she taught The African American Religious Experience and has also taught Urban Community Engagement and the First-Year Experience course. She has extensive experience in Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Education at several institutions including Kenyon College, Xavier University and Penn State University in Erie, Pa. At Kenyon, she served as the Assistant Dean of Students, directed multicultural affairs and the Snowden Multicultural Center. Mila earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies and the Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from the Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs and the Master of Divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary.