Miller, Peggy Gordon

3) Peggy Miller

Peggy Gordon Miller began her career in higher education at Indiana University Northwest teaching in the English Department.  She was later named the Chancellor of that campus where she served for a number of years before being named the President of the University of Akron.  She later also served as the President of South Dakota State University from which she retired as President Emerita.  Additionally, Miller served as interim vice-president for Academic Programs and International Affairs at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a classroom teacher, a fundraiser, researcher, and writer.  She has been active in national professional associations, art groups, and corporate and community boards. She served on both the American Council on Education (ACE) and AASCU boards and was national president the Association of Teacher Educators.  She was a member of an advisory group of women presidents to the New York Times. Miller has been deeply involved in economic development and research projects including the building of the Innovation Campus and research park at SDSU.  Dr. Miller holds degrees from Transylvania University (bachelors), Northwestern University (master’s), and Indiana University (doctoral) as well as three honorary degrees.  She has most recently served as the Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost at Texas Tech University.