GARY ALAN MILLER

Supporter, thinker, cross-pollinator, idea generator, project manager. Interested in service design, marketing and innovation in higher education and student affairs.

Thank you for finding me. I'd love to help with your event or program. Please feel free to contact me regarding speaking or involvement.

Stuck in a rut? Need an activity or talk that prompts new thinking and action? I'd like to help!

I am a higher education professional with approximately 20 years of experience in career services, academic advising, curriculum planning, marketing, and program management. My areas of expertise include delivering dynamic presentations, utilizing technology, strategizing and creating. It is a treat to be able to speak to groups to help them push through change, accelerate innovation or simply spark new thinking.

I am professionally active in a number of organizations, am frequently quoted in national, regional and local media and contribute articles to outlets ranging from the National Association of Colleges and Employer's monthly SPOTLIGHT to the Student Affairs Collaborative Blog and beyond. I hold a bachelor's degree in public relations and a master's in social and philisophical foundations of education, with a focus on marketing in higher education. Across the years I have worked in a vareity of functions in higher education. The strengths that have persisted across those functions are problem solving, quick thinking, delivering presentations, communicating concepts and generating ideas.

Simultaneously, I have increased my energy toward sharing this information with others through presentations and consultations. So, I would be thrilled to discuss speaking at your event or to your department. Please feel free to contact me through any of the methods linked from these pages.

I am based in Durham, North Carolina and work as Senior Assistant Dean, Academic Advising Program, College of Arts & Sciences and General College.

Select Speaking Engagements


2013 Career Services Innovation Forum

2013 NACE Annual Conference

2012 SCACE Annual Conference

2012 SoACE Technology Webinar

2012 NCCPA President's Forum

2012 Kenan-Flagler Employer Conference

2011 Princeton University CSCTF

2010 NCACE Annual Conference

2009 NCCDA Annual Conference

Past and Current Involvement

Southern Assoc. of Colleges & Employers

Career Counselor Technology Forum

Student Affairs Collborative Blog

Nat'l Association of Colleges & Employers

NC Association of Colleges &Employers

NC Career Development Association

National Academic Advising Association

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