Miles Gallagher

Brian Hazlett, Millersville University vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, has announced the appointment of Miles P. Gallagher ’10/’12M as the University’s new director of athletics following a national search. Gallagher, a Millersville alumnus and Lancaster, Pa. native, has served as the interim director of athletics since August and takes on the permanent position effective immediately.

“Miles has a true passion for Millersville University Athletics,” said Hazlett. “He is committed to preparing our student-athletes for success and providing them with the best possible experience. He can relate to our student-athletes and coaches as he was a successful Marauder student-athlete and coach himself. In his time as an associate director and the interim director, he exhibited outstanding leadership qualities, a willingness to take action and a plan for taking Millersville Athletics to the next level. I am excited to work with Miles and integrate his vision with the University’s Bold Path.”

A graduate of Lancaster’s J.P. McCaskey High School, Gallagher has deep ties to Millersville University. Gallagher played baseball for the Marauders from 2008-10, served as a graduate assistant in the athletic department and assistant baseball coach from 2010-12 and was appointed interim associate director of athletics for compliance in February 2013. He served in that role until the summer of 2015 when he was named the interim director of athletics.

“I would like to thank President John Anderson, Mr. Brian Hazlett and the search committee for the opportunity to serve my alma mater as the director of athletics,” said Gallagher. “I’m truly humbled and excited to begin a new chapter in Marauder Athletics and build upon the outstanding tradition of academic and athletic achievement.”

Gallagher made an immediate impact in his four months as the interim director, overseeing the department that offers 19 varsity sports for more than 400 men and women student-athletes. In addition to his duties as the compliance coordinator, he managed a multi-million dollar departmental budget, executed fundraising initiatives and oversaw facility upgrades and branding initiatives to Pucillo Gymnasium, Chryst Field, Biemesderfer Stadium and Jefferson Hall. He also coordinated the first department-wide community service project by partnering with the Lancaster Recreation League, offering free sport clinics to underprivileged youth in Lancaster City.

“We will pride ourselves on building a championship experience for our student-athletes academically, athletically and in the community,” said Gallagher. “We will develop our student-athletes for life after athletics while positioning our programs to compete for conference, regional and national championships.”

Prior to serving as the interim director, Gallagher was the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) supervisor. During his one year in that role, Gallagher helped the committee increase its donations to Make-A-Wish to $5,000, ranking Millersville near the top of the PSAC in money raised and landing the right to host a “wish reveal” at Millersville in 2016. Also during that time Gallagher assisted in the development and planning of improvements to Pucillo Field.

At Millersville, Gallagher earned a bachelor’s degree in government and political affairs in 2010 and a master’s degree in sport management in 2012. As a baseball player, he was a two-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete. On the diamond, he was a two-time All-PSAC East selection at catcher, posting a career batting average of .298 with 14 home runs and 86 RBIs. He helped the Marauders to a PSAC East Championship in 2008 and was on the coaching staff for the 2011 NCAA Atlantic Region Championship.

Additionally, Gallagher served as the tournament director for the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Field Hockey Tournaments, is a PSAC Compliance Taskforce member and the PSAC Women’s Soccer liaison.

Faculty/Staff Activities

Dr. Kazi Hossain, early, middle and exceptional education, published an article in the fall 2015 issue of “Multicultural Education” journal. The title of his article was “White Privilege:  Perceptions of Pre-Service Teachers.”  In addition to discussing the perceptions on White Privilege, it also highlights how these perceptions may impact the classrooms of these future teachers.

Retired Faculty

Linda L. Clark, professor of history Emerita, has published an article on “Les Femmes dans les professions qualifiees et le feminisme, des annees 1880 aux annees 1930” in the essay collection LES FEMINISTES DE LA PREMIERE VAGUE, edited by Christine Bard and published by the Presses Universitaires de Rennes (2015).

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