Lillian Mills (BSAc ’80, MAcc ’81) | June 2021

Lillian Mills

Mills (BSAc 1980, MAcc 1981) was named dean of the University of Texas – Austin McCombs School of Business. Mills is the first woman to serve as permanent dean of McCombs in the school’s nearly 100-year history.

She previously held the role of interim dean since April 2020. As the interim dean, Mills has been heavily involved in leading operations and strategies to continue advancing the mission of the college amid a pandemic. Mills brings a breadth of experience, from industry to the classroom and serving as department chair.

Mills joined Texas McCombs in 2006, and during the past 15 years, she has been a top-ranked researcher and academic citizen, a champion for education in multiple, diverse settings, a nationally renowned and award-winning classroom educator, and a scholar with consistent dedication to instructional innovation at the university, college and department levels.

Read more about Mills’ appointment in this story from UT-Austin