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Dr. Richard Miller
Vice Provost/Chief Diversity Officer
Office: Wetherby Administration Building; 224
Dr. Richard Miller Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2006 and Chief Diversity Officer since 2007, is a native of Ithaca, New York. His teaching and administrative background in higher education spans over 35 years. His focus on diversity related issues within the State of Kentucky has contributed to the establishment of a new Statewide Diversity Policy.
Miller received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Health and Physical Education from Ithaca College in 1969 and 1971, respectfully. He earned his doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College (Mass) in 1975 while serving as a research fellow.
His teaching career began as an assistant professor at Bowie State University in 1975. After being appointed chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education in 1976, he continued to teach human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and kinesiology. Having attained tenure and the rank of full professor in 1984, Miller also served as Acting Director of Athletics at Bowie State University for two years.
In 1990 Miller was appointed as the founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College. He continued in this capacity until August 2001 when he was appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.
As Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Miller oversees compliance with faculty personnel policies and procedures, validates full and part-time faculty credentials, oversees the faculty and staff hiring procedures, and serves as the institution’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
In his role as Chief Diversity Officer, Miller is responsible for overseeing diversity initiatives, continuous improvement in meeting diversity goals and establishing a Diversity Plan for the University.