Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement University of British Columbia
Barbara Miles was appointed Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement in January 2008. Ms. Miles is responsible for leading one of the most innovative and integrated development and alumni engagement portfolios in North America.
In the fall of 2015, the University successfully completed start an evolution: the most ambitious $1.5 billion fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history. The campaign raised $1.624 billion and engaged 130,000 alumni over the life of the seven-year campaign, exceeding both its targets on time and on budget. For more information visit startanevolution.ca.
Prior to joining UBC, Ms. Miles was the Associate Vice-President for Development and campaign co-director at the University of Florida Foundation (UF) where she supervised the fundraising programs for the Colleges of Business, Engineering, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences and for the Foundation’s two regional offices. In addition, Ms. Miles shared responsibility for planning and implementing UF’s $1.5 billion campaign (2005-2012).
Before joining the University of Florida, Ms. Miles was senior fundraiser for the Florida Philharmonic and worked in senior fundraising, marketing and public relations positions for the New World Symphony (Miami) and the Florida Grand Opera. Prior to that, she was a high school teacher of Music and French in England and in the Bahamas.
Barbara Miles is the District VIII Trustee on the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees, elected in 2015 for a period of three years.
Ms. Miles earned a BA in Music from the University of Southampton, UK, and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of London, Goldsmith’s College.