President-elect of The University of Akron

Welcome, Dr. Gary Miller
President-elect of The University of Akron

On Aug. 14, Gary L. Miller, Ph.D. was named 18th president of The University of Akron by the Board of Trustees. Miller currently serves as Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He will assume duties in Akron on Oct. 1, 2019.

“After a careful, thorough and inclusive candidate search, our Board of Trustees unanimously chose Dr. Miller to lead The University of Akron into the future,” said Board Chair Joseph M. Gingo.

“Dr. Miller has an outstanding record as an effective higher education leader and consensus builder. He brings not only two decades of senior-level higher education leadership, but also first-hand experience as a member of the teaching faculty and as a researcher," Gingo added. “My Board colleagues and I believe he is the right person at the right time to lead our University.”

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Meet Gary and Georgia Miller

President-elect Gary Miller and his wife Georgia were greeted by faculty, staff, students and Zippy as they walked campus Aug. 14-15. 

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