About Milyon Trulove

Milyon Trulove
Milyon Trulove

Milyon Trulove has spent practically his entire career in higher education, demonstrating a clear passion for enabling meaningful college experiences. Since 2014, Milyon has served as the Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Reed College, where he leads the development and management of enrollment and operation activities for undergraduate admissions.

Milyon Trulove attended St. Olaf College and completed a BA with majors in psychology, communications, and theatre. During his time there, Trulove was highly engaged with student government and a number of cultural groups. He also directed and performed in many theatrical productions. 

While at St. Olaf, he also worked at the admissions office as an assistant to an admissions counselor, developing his aptitude and passion for higher education while still an undergrad. After graduating, Milyon worked with adults with Prader Willi Syndrome at Laura Baker School in Northfield, MN.

Trulove then became the Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at the University of St. Thomas. At the same time, he earned his MBA studying Leadership in Student Affairs, which further prepared him to become a leader in higher education. He soon after became the Director of Admissions at Hamline University, working his way up to become the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. Following this position, Milyon Trulove found his current home at Reed College.

Over the course of his career, Milyon Trulove has consistently helped to meet enrollment goals, increase net tuition revenue, and build diverse teams. In his previous positions, Milyon has strived to cultivate staff that consisted of 50 percent people of color. He also has an excellent track record in making incoming classes more diverse, a feat that is particularly impressive for Reed College, one of the most selective institutions in the country. 

Milyon Trulove balances both strategy and empathy in his work. He has a comprehensive understanding of organizational structures and management theory, developed from his years of experience. In addition, Trulove is dedicated to identifying talent, finding individuals who know how to work hard, and creating positive work experiences in the admissions office.

But most importantly, Trulove always tries to consider the student’s perspective. If the college is producing information, he wants to ensure that students are able to understand it and benefit from it. He is personally passionate about fairness and about advocating for those who cannot do so for themselves, ideals that are represented in his role as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Moving forward, Milyon wants to continue focusing on building community and supporting culture in higher education. He hopes that he can leave a positive and lasting impact with all the colleges and universities he represents.

In his free time, Milyon enjoys grilling, reading great fiction and comic books, listening to NPR, and exploring Portland’s diverse food scene.