named UNM Gallup director
Miller, Ed.D, has been named director of the UNM Gallup branch
campus effective immediately, UNM Provost Brian Foster has announced.
one of four finalists for the position, has served as interim
executive director for UNM Gallup since January 2002. She succeeds
Robert E. Carlson, who accepted a position as president of Chabot
College in Hayward, Calif.
the time Elizabeth has been interim director she has tackled
a number of different problems effectively. She is courageous
and did not shrink from the most difficult of issues,
thrilled to have this opportunity, Miller said. I
look forward to working with the campus and community at large
to meet the educational needs of this area.
joined the campus as faculty in the Business Technology Department
in 1986. She was named chair of the department in 1987. In 1996,
Miller became associate director of instruction, a position
later reclassified to dean of instruction with rank of assistant
Gallup interim director, Miller developed strategies to address
a budget crisis and declining enrollment. She reorganized shared
governance processes, conferred regularly with campus leaders
and guided completion of capital projects. She oversaw negotiation
of a new UNM Gallup operating agreement with the main campus.
in the community, Miller has served as director of the Gallup
McKinley Chamber of Commerce since 2001. She also held the position
from 1993-95. She has been a member of the RMCHCS board of trustees
will continue to oversee the campus $11.5 million budget,
$5.7 million in grant funds and additional $7 million in financial
aid and scholarships.
Miller received an Ed.D. in education administration with an
emphasis in educational leadership and organizational learning
from UNM. The focus of her research was retention of Native