GREENVILLE, SC – August 28, 2008 – Frederick Miller has been named Chief Information Officer and Director of Computing and Information Services at Furman University.
Miller comes to Furman from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he has served as Associate Vice President for Information Technology for the past four years. He joined Illinois Wesleyan in 1996 as Director of Information Technology.
Miller will oversee and direct all functions of Furman’s Computing and Information Services department. He begins his new duties Sept. 15.
“Fred will bring to Furman a diversity of experiences and an impressive understanding of technology and the liberal arts,” said Dr. Thomas Kazee, university provost and executive vice president. “He has an exemplary leadership record, both at the institutions at which he’s served and in the national community of information technology professionals.”
Before moving to Illinois, Miller was Assistant Vice President for Information Technology at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He earned B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Boston College, and has a M.S. degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. He has also studied at Worchester Polytechnic Institute and the Berklee College of Music.
Miller is active in EDUCAUSE, a national organization whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. He has spoken at conferences and has written articles for EDUCAUSE Quarterly and the Cause/Effect journals. He has also served EDUCAUSE as a member of the Publications Advisory Committee and chair of the Quarterly Editorial Committee.