Ernest J. Miller, FSC, D.Min., M.A. ’95, serves as Vice President of Mission, Diversity & Inclusion, and previously served as Vice President of Mission, since joining La Salle in August 2015. In this role, Br. Ernest leads the University’s work to ensure we are meeting our values and mission through our commitment to justice. He has worked to revise or implement new mission-focused initiatives for faculty, staff and administrators. The aim is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of the Lasallian charism and mission for today’s educational and spiritual needs. In addition, Brother Ernest works with students inside and outside the classroom to grasp the long arc of the Lasallian story and vision.
Brother Ernest is a member of the Institute of the Brother of the Christian Schools, the Roman Catholic religious institute that founded and sponsors the University. He joined the Brothers in 1993, in Philadelphia, to begin his initial formation. In 1998, he made his first profession of vows, and in 2003, he made his final profession of vows. He served three years (2009-2012) as the Associate Director for Mission and Ministry in the District of Eastern North America (DENA), the geographic area for all the Brothers’ communities and Lasallian ministries in seven states, Washington, DC, Ontario, Canada, and Jamaica. Before the creation of DENA in 2009, he served two years (2007-2009) as Director of Education and Lasallian Mission Formation in the former District of Baltimore which encompassed the Lasallian educational ministries in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Brother Ernest completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He was graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a B.A. in Political Science; The Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University with a M.A. in International Affairs; La Salle University with a M.A. in Education; and Georgetown University with a Master in Liberal Studies.