Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., has named Keith Miles, former FAMU Alumni Affairs director and longtime voice of Rattler football, as director of the Office of Communications.
Miles had served as interim director since Feb. 1, 2020.
Robinson said under Miles’ leadership, the Office of Communications has performed as a cohesive unit leading the University’s internal and external communication efforts under difficult circumstances, specifically the global pandemic.
“During the past 11 months, Keith Miles and his team have done an excellent job telling the FAMU story. Great things happen on our campus every day, whether we are operating in person or virtually,” Robinson said. “We have challenges ahead, but I am pleased to have Keith play a major role in crafting the FAMU narrative and leading a highly capable team of professionals.”
The Office of Communications manages the University’s marketing, creative services, the president’s communications, media relations, publications and special events.
A former general manager of WANM 90.5 Radio, Miles managed internal communications for the Office of Communications prior to his appointment as interim director. His responsibilities have included writing speeches for the president, commencement ceremonies and other major events. He has been a FAMU deputy athletic director, and from 1988 to 1991, legislative liaison and spokesman for the Governor’s Energy Office and director of Alumni Affairs from 1991 to 1999.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve my alma mater. Florida A&M University is an integral part of my life’s story and I work with an outstanding team daily. Dr. Robinson likes to say, “Great Things Happen at FAMU Every Day.” Fortunately, we have the privilege of telling many of those stories across multiple platforms,” said Miles. “I thank the Office of Communications team for their commitment, dedication, and hard work. I am thankful and grateful.”