General Counsel

Sonya Audria MillerSonya Audria Miller, Esq. obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University (1994) and her Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law (1997).  Most recently, she served Broward College (2011-2020) as its first Deputy General Counsel.  She began her career as a federal trial attorney then transitioned to civil practice in both the government and private sectors.  Eventually, she became in-house counsel for a private company and then went on to Ryder System, Inc. in Miami where she served as a Compliance Manager and then Employment Law Counsel.

Ms. Miller holds the distinction of serving as the first General Counsel of Florida Memorial University, the only historically black university in South Florida.  Previously, at Broward College she provided high level professional service on a wide range of legal and compliance matters, including but not limited to labor and employment law, open meetings, public records, and ethics laws, discrimination complaints, faculty issues, compliance matters, intellectual property, real property, policies and procedures, student issues and contractual matters.  Ms. Miller chaired the Compliance Committee, which later grew to become the Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management Committee, of which she served as Co-Chair.  The Committee was instrumental in instituting a legal and compliance hotline as well as upgrading online legal training and programs.  She worked across the organization to create and modify protocols, practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements, policies and procedures.

In addition, Ms. Miller has a passion for serving the South Florida community where she grew up.  She was a board member of the Urban League of Greater Miami for many years, was also involved with the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  In 2019, she was honored by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida Most Powerful Black Business Leaders. Currently she is an active Committee Member of Cub Scout Pack 608 and volunteers with the Virginia Shuman Young Montessori Elementary School Parent Teacher Association.  She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband and two children.