Richard K. Miller
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1992 – 1999)
Dean, College of Engineering (1992 – 1999)
Rick Miller led a transformation at the College that will have a lasting value to future generations. With a clear, compelling vision for 21st Century engineering education, Miller inspired numerous initiatives to help shape “the engineer…and something more.” He led adoption of a new, flexible curriculum to help broaden students’ skills in entrepreneurship, teamwork, global awareness, communications, and leadership. He worked tirelessly to gain state and private support to improve and expand engineering facilities. And he helped deepen faculty’s teaching and research collaboration among the University’s health sciences colleges. Miller’s ability to engage talent to join him in a quest to “make a difference” resulted in a proud cultural change in the College that elevated its level of excellence.
Inducted June 10, 2006