Miller Appointed Vice President for Student Affairs

By Amy Harroun

Special for USF News

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2013) — Following a nationwide search, the University of South Florida announced Thursday that Thomas Miller has been named Vice President for Student Affairs, effective Nov. 22. Miller has served as the interim vice president since June.

Tom Miller

“USF is fortunate to have Dr. Miller in this role,” said President Judy Genshaft. “He is a dedicated educator who understands the importance of student success and student life. He will continue to guide the Office of Student Affairs along a strategic and forward-thinking path to the benefit of all our students.”

Previously, Miller served as Vice President for Student Affairs at both Eckerd College and Canisius College. He joined USF in 2001 as Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and also holds the position of Associate Professor in the College of Education.

“We are delighted to have attracted someone with Dr. Miller’s experience and national reputation to fill this extremely important role,” said Ralph Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice President. “The Office of Student Affairs works in almost every corner of campus to ensure that we provide all students with a positive experience and the developmental resources to optimize their future success.”

Dr. Miller is the recent recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs through Teaching award given by Region III of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession.

“I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in Student Affairs and with the university’s leadership to enhance our services and programs for students,” said Miller.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in natural science. He went on to complete a Master’s of Education degree in college student personnel and a Doctorate of Education in higher education from Indiana University.

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