Statement on the death of Bishop Douglas Miles

On behalf of the entire Johns Hopkins community, I am profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of one of Baltimore’s great leaders, Hopkins alumnus Bishop Douglas Miles. For nearly half a century, from his days as a founder as an undergraduate of the Johns Hopkins Black Student Union through his years of ministry and civic leadership with BUILD, Bishop Miles has never stopped blazing a path forward and changing the lives of people and institutions. His life was truly dedicated to realizing the full promise of this city and to the idea that each of us had  a role to play in achieving that goal. He has been a true friend to Baltimore, to all its citizens, and to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins. More personally, Bishop was my dear friend.  I am so grateful to have witnessed his impact, his humanity, and his devotion to the city we all love. We send our condolences to his family, friends, and community at BUILD and Koinonia Baptist Church.