Miller has served as chancellor of UW-Green Bay since 2014. While in Green Bay, he began the integration of former UW College sites in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan into the Green Bay university as part of a UW System reorganization. The campus also is preparing to open its new STEM Innovation Center in September.
Before arriving in Green Bay, Miller was chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University, and dean of the College of the Pacific (arts and sciences) at the University of the Pacific.
“I am honored and excited by the prospect of leading the faculty and staff of the University of Akron,” Milller said in a statement. “They have done much in a very short time to ready this university for reaffirmation, renewal, innovation and growth. I see a university well positioned for the creative institutional and community discussions needed to develop a new, forward-projecting design.”