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Dr. Keith Miller
Dr. Keith T. Miller Associate
Past President, Virginia State University
President Emeritus, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

11930 Middlecoff Drive , Chester, VA 23836 • (804) 920-9487


Specialties: Branding the institution, succession planning, town/gown and government relations, enterprise resource planning (ERP), emergency response management, and internationalization.

About Dr. Keith T. Miller
Dr. Keith T. Miller brings more than 25 years of experience working for public and private universities, as well as a land-grant university. The former president of Virginia State University, Dr. Miller is president emeritus at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He’s also held administrative and academic positions at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Niagara University College of Business Administration, Quinnipiac University School of Business Administration and Fairleigh Dickenson University. A faculty member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities New Presidents Academy and member of the United Nations Committee for Peace and Conflict.

Known nationally for innovation in higher education, Dr. Miller has been a leader in developing public-private partnerships, including the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), the Niagara Institute for International Accounting and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania was among the first in the state to require laptop computers and to implement an international experience for all new faculty. He has championed very large concurrent enrollment programs and his universities have consistently been on the President’s Honor Roll for Service.  One university was among the first to implement digital textbooks.
Dr. Miller’s team at Virginia State University received nine Emmys for a marketing campaign and implemented Local Open Online Courses (LOOCS). Under his leadership, research has grown, professional development activity is a priority, and fundraising has thrived. One university received a $105 million dollar in kind software gift. He has been involved in more than $200 million dollars in building projects. Grants and contracts grew as much as 75 percent in four years at a university, and they were a partner in receiving a $400 million contract from the U.S. Army.   Additionally, universities for which he has been involved have academic partnerships on almost every continent. 

Under his leadership, institutions have received the Governor’s Award for Innovation, the Community Impact Award from the American Heart Association, the “All Steinway” school designation and significant federal grants, as well as the Grand Award for Communications and Marketing, the highest award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), for its application of a crisis communication plan at Virginia State State that required handling the most emotional and complex crises to affect the university in years.  One or more of the universities he has been affiliated with has been listed among the top  schools in the country for town-gown relations and for being military friendly.

Service Highlights:

  • Past Chair, Virginia Council of Presidents
  • Gubernatorial representative, Virginia Higher Education Commission
  • Member, Niagara University Board of Trustees
  • Past Member, NCAA President’s Council
  • Member, United Nations Committee on Peace and Conflict
  • Executive Committee, International Association of University Presidents
  • Past Chair, Pennsylvania Campus Compact


  •  Entrepreneur of the Year, Pennsylvania Business Central Inc.
  • Governor’s Innovation Award
  • Community Impact Award
  • Vincentian Award
  • Crisis Communication Award


  • Ph.D., M.P.A., B.S., University of Arizona