IUP Council of Trustees Present Resolution of Appreciation to Trustee

Posted on 5/5/2021 1:17:52 PM
James Miller

James Miller

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today presented a resolution of appreciation to James C. Miller for his “devotion to the university, the IUP Council of Trustees, and the greater Indiana community.”

Miller’s term as a member of the Council of Trustees concluded in January 2020. His seat was filled by Trustee Jennifer Baker.

Members of the Council of Trustees are volunteers appointed by the governor to be responsible for financial oversight of the university and for ensuring compliance of university policy with state law. The Council of Trustees meets quarterly, and other times as needed.

Sam Smith, chairman of the IUP Council of Trustees, James Miller, and President Michael Driscoll with the resolution

Sam Smith, chairman of the IUP Council of Trustees, James Miller, and President Michael Driscoll with the resolution

The resolution of appreciation recognized that IUP “has benefited immeasurably” from Miller’s service as “an active member of the IUP Council of Trustees, a seasoned leader of university campaigns and initiatives, and a staunch supporter of the Indiana community.”

Miller began service on the Council of Trustees on July 1, 2005. He has served in a number of key roles, including as secretary and treasurer, chair of the University Advancement Committee, liaison to the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors, chair of the Audit and Nominating committees, and a member of the president’s annual review committee.

Miller was also recognized in the resolution for contributing “a wealth of knowledge and expertise during a time of growth at the university that included development of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, the Residential Revival, and many other initiatives.”

The resolution also highlighted Miller’s leadership in three capital campaigns, starting in the 1980s as a member of the campaign cabinet, continuing in the 1990s as campaign cochair, and as a campaign volunteer in the 2000s. Miller’s service as president of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors and his 2004 selected for the IUP President’s Medal of Distinction, the highest nondegree award the university presents for contributions of special significance, was also noted.

“Mr. Miller has invested great effort in improving the Indiana community—both by leading S&T Bank, one of the county’s top employers, in significant growth before his 2008 retirement as chairman and CEO and by lending his services to a number of local causes over the years, including the hospital, United Way, and chamber of commerce, in addition to IUP,” the resolution stated.