Kevin J. Miles

Director, Susan Wray Sullivan '55 and Pike H. Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship
"Blending business and the liberal arts prepares students to function effectively and efficiently in the global business world."
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"Education is an individualized, unique experience for every student. As professionals entrusted with this education, the Wells business faculty is charged with the responsibility to facilitate learning and growth academically, personally, and ethically. We strive to accomplish these objectives while guiding students to develop the core competencies named in the College's mission: thinking critically, reasoning wisely and acting humanely.

We understand that academic interests are as diverse as our students and thus provide choices that contribute to flexibility in the learning process.

Experiential learning in the form of practical, hands-on work is the cornerstone of a Wells education. Internships are available around the world in for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations and social impact enterprises. As a proponent of liberal arts education, I am proud of the multi-faceted skills that our students develop through these opportunities."

Faculty Bio

Before coming to Wells, Kevin Miles was co-founder and president of Avantras Group, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in start-ups and acceleration of new businesses and non-profits. The company was formerly affiliated with the holding company and venture investment firm, SEMA Corp., where Miles served as co-founder, president and CEO.

As head of SEMA Corp., he funded independent new ventures and started, grew and exited 11 start-ups operating in six states and internationally in Aruba and Germany.

Miles also has experience as guest lecturer and/or mentor at Saint Joseph’s University’s Haab School of Business MBA Entrepreneurship program, Villanova University Entrepreneurship program, StartUp Corps and Bucknell University’s Small Business Development Center.

His community work includes time on the Mentor and Advisory Board of StartUp Corps, as Chair of Mentoring and Entrepreneurship Committees for the Greater Philadelphia Executive Group and past president of Kiwanis International.


DBA, Walden University
MBA Summa Cum Laude, Regis University
BS, Bucknell University

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