Dr. Elizabeth Myles

Background: Elizabeth Myles was born and raised in Pattison, Mississippi. After graduating from Port Gibson High School in 1991, she attended Jackson State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1996. She earned a master’s degree in guidance education from Alcorn State University in 2001. Myles earned a doctorate degree in urban higher education from Jackson State University in 2016.

Years at Alcorn: I’ve been employed with the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences for 19 years.

Personal goal(s): My personal goal is to continue this lifelong learning process both personally and professionally. I believe that we should never become complacent in our lives. Therefore, learning new things and being creative are keys to taking advantage of opportunities and improving your quality of life.

What do you enjoy the most about working for Alcorn? Alcorn has afforded me the opportunity to develop a rapport with the agribusiness sector, faculty, staff and students locally, nationally and internationally.

Most memorable thing you’ve learned from a college student or faculty/staff member: The most memorable thing I have learned from college students, faculty and staff is the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Are you involved in community service? I am a member of the Mu Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Honor Society, former member of “Community Research Fellows Training (CRFT)” sponsored by the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Health Disparities Elimination and member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church.

Piece of advice for college students: Always ask questions, study hard, network, bring a winning attitude every day, strive for excellence, and never give up on your dreams.

Piece of advice for college faculty and staff: Remember to always treat others the way you want to be treated, with the utmost respect.

Role model and why: My greatest role model was my father, Wade Benjamin. He instilled in me the love of God, family, good morals/values and that education is something no one can take away from you. My loving mother, Kattie Benjamin, taught me how to be a virtuous and phenomenal woman.