For Immediate Release – August 19, 2016
Media Contact: Marion Mann 864-239-3729, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Greenville, SC) The Greenville Chamber's leadership has elected Dr. Keith Miller to chair its Board of Directors in 2018. Dr. Miller, current president of Greenville Technical College, has served on the Chamber’s board for the past three years, and on its strategic cabinet as vice chair of diversity and inclusion since 2015.
Miller takes on the highest leadership role for the Greenville Chamber in 2018. He will serve as Chair-Elect throughout the next year as the Greenville Health System’s Brenda Thames chairs the Chamber’s 2017 Board of Directors. As Chair-Elect, he will chair the Board of Advisors, a group of business and organization leaders who meet quarterly to review business community progress and needs, and plan specific Chamber initiatives.
Current Chair David Lominack notes, "Keith is deeply involved in important initiatives for our region, especially in workforce development and inclusion. As president of Greenville Technical College, he is keenly aware of the needs of industry, the necessity of education, and how best to intersect the two. I am confident that he will serve our Chamber, our Investors, and our community well with an eye on the future of our economy.”
According to Miller, “I look forward to leading the Greenville Chamber board in 2018. The work the Chamber is doing to help position our workforce for 21st century opportunities fits well with the college’s mission of driving personal and economic growth through learning. I am 100% behind the Chamber’s vision for a globally competitive Upstate economy where businesses succeed and people prosper.”
About Dr. Keith Miller
Dr. Keith Miller became the second president of Greenville Technical College on July 1, 2008. He brought experienced leadership to the position, having spent 12 years as a college president in Illinois, first for Spoon River College and later for Black Hawk College.
Miller began his own college education at a community college, earning an associate degree in technical education – radiologic technology from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. Later, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Kansas, a master’s degree in Community College Teaching from Pittsburg State University, and a doctorate degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University.
Miller has served in many capacities at the colleges where he has worked including instructor, dean, and vice president. In addition, his career has taken him into the private sector, working in health care. From 2008 to 2009, Miller served as Chairman of the Board for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the leading advocacy organization for the nation’s almost 1,200 colleges and their 11.5 million students. He has served on the board of directors for the American Council of Education, the higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all accredited, degree-granting institutions in the United States. He also served as chairman of the national steering committee for development of the Voluntary Framework for Accountability, a national accountability system for two-year colleges. He serves on the Upstate Alliance South Carolina Board, the Board of Directors for the Urban League of the Upstate, the United Way of the Upstate Board, and served as Chairman for March for Babies 2010-2011.