Miami Regionals alumnus recognized by Crain's "Cleveland Business"

Written by Rod Nimtz, External Relations & Communications
Miles Senior
Being recognized by Crain’s “Cleveland Business” as one of the Twenty in Their 20s was a well-deserved recognition for Miles Senior (’17), a credit risk analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. 

A native of Springfield, Senior came to Miami as an economics major, and was very active in campus life. He was part of the Miami University Gospel Singers including two years as its president, served on the funding committee for Associated Student Government and worked with the curator of education at the Art Museum for three years.

The opportunity for an internship with the Cleveland Fed led him to relocate in 2016. That turned into a year-long rotational assignment, an opportunity that also carried the challenge of staying on course to complete his degree on time.

Miles discovered the liberal studies program at Miami’s Regional campuses. The online coursework he did while interning and working, added to his previous coursework earned in Oxford, enabled him to graduate in 2017. And the capstone volunteer experience built into that degree led him to make significant contributions in working with the Cleveland Food Bank.

Today he is the country’s youngest payment system risk subject-matter expert and works with Federal Reserve districts outside of Cleveland on a regular basis.

“I am grateful for the liberal studies program offered at Miami Regionals and would highly recommend it,” Senior said. “This option enabled me to complete my Miami degree while providing me with the needed flexibility to jumpstart my career at the Fed when I made the decision to move to Cleveland.”

Helane Androne, professor of English and chair of the department of interdisciplinary and communication studies, noted that, “Miles' experience demonstrates how liberal studies emphasizes student initiative and a clear path toward professional life."