LaWanda Miller
LaWanda  Miller

Position:
Head Coach/Advisor

E-mail:
lmiller@uncfsu.edu

Graduated:
1998


05/15/2018

Dr. LaWanda Miller Named the CIAA Senior Woman Administrator of the Year

Dr. Miller has been the driving force behind the Broncos’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

01/17/2018

Ashlee Gaskins and Johnetta Godwin Named All-CIAA Cheerleaders

The two are the personification of "leading from the front" and "leading from the back"

04/05/2017

FAYETTEVILLE STATE SET TO HOST THE 2017 HBCU CHEERLEADING COMPETITION ON APRIL 7-8

Cheer Phi Smoov will host and compete

02/10/2017

FAYETTEVILLE STATE SAAC SOCK DRIVE A SUCCESS

FSU alumnus donates over 150 pairs of socks

01/11/2017

BRIA PERKINS OF FAYETTEVILLE STATE ELECTED CIAA SAAC SOUTHERN DIVISION VICE PRESIDENT

Bronco elected to the CIAA SAAC Executive Board

05/07/2014

2014 National Student-Athlete Day

FSU honored its student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or greater

03/06/2013

2013 Cheer Phi Smoov

Images of the 2013 Fayetteville State Cheerleaders

Dr. LaWanda D. Miller is a central Texas native who joined the Fayetteville State University family in 1994 and became FSU's Head Cheerleading Coach in the spring of 1998. She currently serves as the Assistant Athletics Director/Business Affairs, Senior Woman Administrator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Department of Athletics, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Advisor, and Head Cheerleading Coach. The Bronco cheerleaders of FSU are better known as "Cheer Phi Smoov" (CΦS) and, under the direction of Dr. Miller, have solidified their spot as one of the premier squads in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).

Miller has completed National Cheerleading Safety Certification courses from the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA) and has earned two Certificates of Award from Cheer Ltd for successfully completing a full complement of courses and training at the National Cheerleading Coaches Conference and completed their Cheerleading Judges Certification course.

A central theme in her life has always been to serve in a capacity that would enhance diversity and expand opportunities for women with a special focus on minority opportunities within the athletics community. Below lists a few of her committee and professional development activities to date:

  • Vice President, CIAA Cheerleading Coaches Association
  • Chair, CIAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Member, CIAA Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Member, CIAA Management Council
  • Member, Women Leaders in College Sports
  • Member, National Council for Pay Equity (NCPE)
  • Recipient, 2015-16 HBCU C-Phi Coach of the Year Award
  • Graduate, UNC-Chapel Hill BRIDGES Academic Leadership Program for Women
  • Graduate, John Casablanca's Modeling and Career Center of Raleigh
  • Graduate, ATIXA Title IX Investigator Training

Miller holds a doctorate degree in business administration from Argosy University-Sarasota and a master's and bachelor's degree in business administration from Fayetteville State University. Her message to young people is "Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference." Miller spends her cheerleading off season mentoring new high school and college coaches, judging middle and high school cheerleading tryouts, attending cheerleading conferences and dance clinics, and hosting summer cheerleading camps.

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