Dr. Chris Miller — who has served as Clemson University’s interim vice president for Student Affairs since October 2019 — has officially been appointed as the division’s vice president.
“Dr. Miller has done an outstanding job leading the Division of Student Affairs as interim vice president,” Clemson University President Jim Clements said. “He is a tremendous advocate for our students and works tirelessly to support and enhance their experiences outside of the classroom. We are proud Dr. Miller continues to be part of the Clemson Family and look forward to the great work ahead from Student Affairs.”
Miller has successfully guided Student Affairs through a transitional period in which several of its departments relocated within the institution to the Finance and Operations Division — creating a leaner, more student-focused organizational structure within Student Affairs. Over the past year, Miller and his staff have risen to the challenge of providing support services in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a shift from traditional campus operations and a significant impact to the Clemson experience beyond the classroom, Student Affairs has continued to deliver quality, efficient and relevant programs and services for students and families.
Miller first came to Clemson in 2015 as interim associate vice president and dean of students, ultimately earning the permanent appointment in that role as well. He joined Clemson’s staff after serving as vice president for Student Affairs at Marquette University in Wisconsin from 2008-15. Prior to his time in Milwaukee, he also held leadership roles in student affairs at the University of Illinois at Springfield, South Dakota State University and Arizona State University.
Miller earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also earned master’s and doctorate degrees from Arizona State and a juris doctorate from Campbell University.