David J. Miller '81 has been appointed deputy commissioner for
innovation and chief of staff of the New York State Education Department.
The appointment was announced February 13, 2007, by the State Board of
Regents and State Education Commissioner Richard Mills.
Miller will be in a new post that, according to a press release from the
education department, "is responsible for carrying out
fundamental systems change where needed to ensure the department's capacity is
allocated effectively to achieve its mission." The release further stated that
Miller "is a leader with outstanding
accomplishments in the field of conservation and education. He is greatly respected and
admired by state opinion leaders and has worked closely with both prominent Democrats
and Republicans to achieve important national and state legislation."
Miller has been the executive director of Audubon New York and in 2006,
presented with the National Audubon Society's highest award for excellence, the Charles H. Callison Award.
He earned his St. Lawrence degree in environmental studies/economics and has
been active as an alumnus, in career advising and as a Reunion planner.
In addition, Miller has served on dozens of boards and commissions at every level of government
and is actively engaged in his community. He serves on Saratoga County's Land
Preservation Committee and is Co-chair of the Town of Clifton Park's Open Space,
Trails and Riverfront Committee. He is executive vice president to the Clifton
Park Baseball League and is on the Board of Trustees of his church.
Posted: February 15, 2007