WILLISTON, N.D. - This morning, Dr. John Miller, Williston State College's acting president, was unanimously appointed as WSC's fourth president by the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE).
Miller has served as acting president since the former president, Dr. Raymond Nadolny, stepped down in June 2016.
The SBHE chair, Kathleen Neset, had high praise for Miller, who previously worked as WSC's Academic Vice President.
"Williston State College is a better place for having [Miller] there," Neset said at the state board meeting on June 27.
Miller is a career educator with over thirty years of teaching and administrative experience spanning both K-12 and post-secondary education. He assumed duties at Williston State College as Vice-President for Academic Affairs in 2015.
Prior to his appointment at Williston State College, Miller worked as a secondary teacher and building administrator, Director of Operations for a 7,500 student K-12 school system and, most recently, as an Instructional Dean for Extended Studies at the College of Southern Idaho. In addition, he served as an online administrator from 2006 to 2015 for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy's virtual high school.
In his native state of Idaho, Miller is well known for contributions to the development and administration of a state broadband system connecting high schools with college and university partners for the delivery of dual credit. At the College of Southern Idaho, his office served 3,200 high school students each year in a dual credit program that worked with 75 high schools and awarded over 16,000 college credits annually.
Dr. Miller received both his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Idaho and holds a Superintendent's endorsement for K-12 education.
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