Jearlene Miller


Jearlene Miller


Miller, Jearlene
Distinguished Alumnus

Class of



  • BA - Business Administration, Philander Smith College, 1973
  • MA - Interpersonal and Organization Communications


Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury (Retired)


  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Xi Omega Chapter, Dallas TX
  • Member, Ben Washington Baptist Church, Irving TX
  • Irving Black Arts Council
  • Irving Heritage Society
  • Vice President, Ivy & Pearl Foundation
  • NAACP, Carrollton Branch
  • Central America Region President, Philander Smith College National Alumni Association
  • Member, PSC National Alumni Association, Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter
  • Community Impact Chair, Ben Washington Baptist Church 
  • Ashford Hall Nursing Home & Northgate Plaza Nursing Home
  • Bear Creek Neighbor Helping Neighbor Program
  • Family Promise of Irving Volunteer
  • Georgia Farrow Recreation Center Advisory Council
  • Letot Juvenile Detention Center
  • Deputy Registrar
  • Central America Regional President (several terms of office)
  • Member of M. L. Harris Society
  • Member of Clifford and Alma Minton Legacy Society
  • D/FW Alumni Chapter president, 1992 to 1996
  • National Financial Secretary, 1996 to 2000
  • National President, 1986 – 1990
  • Philander Smith College Board of Trustees, 1986 – 1990 (served on the
  • Selection Committee for Dr. M. L. Titus as College President and chaired the
  • Student Activities Committee)
  • National Vice President, 1982 – 1986
  • Little Rock Alumni Chapter President, 1979 – 1983
  • Represented the College annually at various college and recruitment fairs in DFW
  • Metroplex beginning with the 80’s
  • Personally recruited four students to attend the College (daughter, two nieces
  • and a cousin)
  • Participated in every capital campaign since joining the alumni association in
  • 1973

Honors and Awards

  • NAACP Irving-Carrollton Branch Presidential Service Award, 2015 
  • Ben Washington Baptist Church Senior Saint of the Year, 2014 
  • Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers Honorary Life Membership, 2013
  • Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers Extended Service Award, 2010 
  • U. S. Treasury Award, 2000
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, National Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund, 2000 
  • Black Employment Program Manager Outstanding Service Award, 1995 
  • Office of Thrift Supervision Achievement Award, 1991 and 1992 
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, National Alumni Association of Philander Smith College, 1989 
  • Philander Smith College Service Citation, 1989 
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, 1988 
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Achievement Award, 1986 and 1988


Jearlene Miller Bio. Alumni Affairs Collection, PSC Archives and Special Collections

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