WMU News

Robert Miller named to new community outreach post

Dec. 15, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University President Elson S. Floyd has announced the appointment of Robert G. Miller to the newly created position of associate vice president for community outreach.

"I am extremely pleased that Bob has agreed to join our team," said Floyd. "He will be deeply involved with the development of the business, research and technology park that will adjoin our new engineering campus, and he will facilitate a number of our outreach efforts and services here in Kalamazoo and elsewhere."

Miller, a 1972 graduate of the University, has been active in the WMU Alumni Association since graduating and has served two terms as its president.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to continue my involvement with the University and to help President Floyd carry forward his agenda of increased community involvement," said Miller. "An important part of my responsibilities will be working closely with Southwest Michigan First, the city and others who will be helping us develop the business, research and technology park."

Miller has most recently been Sales Manager for K-Lift Materials Handling Equipment of Kalamazoo and also has held sales management positions with two different local broadcasting companies.

Active in community affairs, he serves as a director of the Kalamazoo Family YMCA and chairperson of the Corporate Patrons Committee for the United States Tennis Association's National Boys 16 and 18 Tennis Championships, which are held annually in Kalamazoo. He and his wife Lori live with their daughter in Mattawan.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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