Board Appoints Dr. Keith T. Miller as 13th President
Virginia State University’s Board of Visitors today announced the selection of Dr. Keith T. Miller, President of Lock Haven University in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to lead the institution.
The Board of Visitors made the selection today at the conclusion of a national search. On July 1, 2010, Dr. Miller will replace President Eddie N. Moore, Jr., who will retire June 2010, after 17 years of successful service to Virginia State University.
Dr. Miller began his academic career in 1987 at Fairleigh Dickinson University as an assistant professor in the Management and Marketing Department and as Director of the campus MBA program. In 1991, his last year there he also served as interim chair of the Management and Marketing Department. Dr. Miller moved to Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT in 1991, where he spent three years as associate dean of the School of Business.
He later became the Dean of the College of Business at Niagara University, a position he held from 1994 to 2001. During his tenure there, the university was granted accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Additionally, enrollment increased by 20 percent.
Dr. Miller was named provost and vice chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, in 2001. While serving as chief academic officer, Dr. Miller restructured the academic affairs division to focus on faculty support, learning outcomes and curricular innovation, and helped to expand the opportunities available to students to participate in research activities with university faculty. Under Dr. Miller’s leadership, the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, developed and expanded its online programming in business, nursing, and social work; secured many external grants, entered into a number of articulation agreements with nearby two year colleges, and finalized new international collaborative agreements.
During his tenure as President of Lock Haven University, it became the only public institution in the state to require laptop computers. In recent years there has been a 30 percent increase in student community service hours and a 50 percent increase in honors students. Foreign delegations have been sponsored from Hungary, Romania, Kenya, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, China, and the Ukraine, among others. Lock Haven University is a well-respected, student-centered, public university that currently has the largest enrollment in its history.
Dr. Miller has won numerous awards as he has published or presented more than sixty papers primarily on business related topics. He has served on the editorial boards of various journals and speaks to community, civic and professional organizations regularly. He served for two years on the Board of Directors of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (now named the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) (AACSB) and served four years on the executive board of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration. He was a member of the Oshkosh Chamber Development Corporation Board of Advisor and the Learning for Life Youth Program in Oshkosh.
At Lock Haven University, Dr. Miller was appointed to and has served on the following boards: Clinton County Community Foundation, Pennsylvania Campus Compact (current chairman), the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, AASCU Committee on Policies and Purposes, Lock Haven Kiwanis, and the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) United Nations Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace. Additionally, Dr. Miller is the IAUP Representative to the United Nations.
Through the years Dr. Miller has been active in faculty development, enrollment management, service learning, accreditation, small business development, and significant fundraising. Dr. Miller earned a Ph.D., Master of Public Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Miller and his wife Nicolette have three children, Phillip who lives in Chicago, Kameron and Kyle.