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Milena E. Velez

Milena E. Velez

Director of Admission

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5276


Office of Enrollment Management


M.B.A., Lake Erie College, 2014

B.A., Creative Writing and Politics, Oberlin College, 2007


Before coming to Newberry, Velez served the University of Findlay as assistant director of graduate and transfer admission, beginning in 2015. In this role, she led a team of three admissions counselors and redesigned admission processes for all 16 of the institution’s graduate and post-graduate programs. Before that, she served the university as transfer admissions advisor from 2014-2015. Velez also served Lake Erie College as a public relations staff writer and senior admissions counselor before her appointment as interim director of admission in 2014.


Velez holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Lake Erie College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in creative writing and politics from Oberlin College.


She and her husband, Joel, a business analyst and technical advisor for Newberry’s enrollment management division, reside in Chapin with their daughter, Stella.

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