Monday, November 28, 2005

Albert J. Sloan, II, 12th President of Miles College was the first President to be chosen from the ranks of the Institution.

Funeral Services for Dr. Albert J.H. Sloan, II

The Golden Bears Athletic Department mourns the loss of Dr. Albert J.H. Sloan, 12th President of Miles College.

President Sloan died Friday, November 25th at a local hospital after complications developed from an earlier surgery, He was 63.

Services will be held at 11:00am Thursday, December 1st at Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

All flowers should be sent to Smith and Gaston Funeral Home, 102 - 6th Avenue, SW, Birmingham, Al 35211. For additional information please call the funeral home @ 205-322-3581.

Biography of Dr. Sloan
After receiving his baccalaureate from Albany State University, Dr.
Sloan earned the Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center. He pursued further studies at the Miles Law School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he earned the degree Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was a Ford Foundation Fellow for doctoral studies.

The entirety of Dr. Sloan's professional life has been dedicated to the education of youth, a career interest that eminently prepared him for active involvement in higher education. He began his career as a counselor with the Recreation Department in Atlanta, Georgia, where he advanced to become Center Director. The year 1963 marked his entry into higher education when he joined the counseling staff at Alabama State University. While at Alabama State, he went on to join the faculty and finally the administrative ranks as Assistant Director of the Upward Bound Program.

Dr. Sloan became a member if the Miles College Family in 1971. During his 30-year tenure at the College, his multiple talents have earned him positions as Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Director of Public relations, Team Teacher for NASA at the U.S. Missile in Huntsville, Alabama, Director of the Jefferson County/Miles College Elementary School Aid Act (ESAA), Dean of the Chapel, and Dean of Students. Dr. Sloan now embarks upon another impressive course as Chief Executive Officer, Counselor and Inspirational Leader of Miles College.

Dr. Sloan's deeply humanizing experience, extraordinary vitality, attention to detail, and respect for all people have earned him the admiration and high regard of students, staff, faculty, administrators and peers. A goal-directed pragmatist of exemplary character and temperament, Dr Sloan enjoys an enviable rapport with students who discern his integrity, loyalty and genuine concern for their holistic needs.

Dr. Sloan's educational and professional activities include memberships in the National Association of College and University Chaplains; the American Association of University Professors; the Council for the Advancement of Private Colleges in Alabama; the Editorial Advisory Board for the Study of Philosophy by the Collegiate Press; the National Bar Association; and Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, The National Youth Summer Sports Program, and Region II NCAA Division II President's Council.

An ordained minister in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr.
Sloan has served as a National Youth President, Pastor, Director of the Board of Christian Education for the Birmingham Conference, Dean of the Alabama Leadership Training School, and Associate Justice for the Judiciary Council. Dr. Sloan was President of the Presidents'
Council of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).

His civic activities include membership on the Citizens' Supervisory Commission of Jefferson County, the Community Affairs Committee of Operation New Birmingham; Past President of the Fairfield Board of Education; Board of Director of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; the Birmingham Opera Theatre; 1992 Leadership Birmingham, and the Boy Scouts of America. Among the publications in which his contributions are cited are Who's Who Among Black Americans, Outstanding Educators of America, and Personalities of the South. Dr Sloan was a Master Mason and a member of Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Inc.

President Sloan is survived by his wife, the former Emma Lillian Lee of Albany, Georgia and three daughters: Ashaki Nicole, Ashantee Denise, and Alescia Alexandria.