University of California, San Diego
December 8, 2006
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
After 40 years of exceptionally distinguished service to the University of California, San Diego, Dr. David R. Miller, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Associate Vice Chancellor - Academic Planning and Resources, has announced his intention to retire effective December 31, 2006. He will continue to serve in his administrative position on recall status until the conclusion of the current academic year.
As Associate Vice Chancellor - Academic Planning and Resources, David's responsibilities include the planning and coordination of new academic programs and initiatives, policy development, instructional technology, and resource allocations of faculty positions, space, and General Campus capital planning and operating budgets. He is also the University administrator charged with overseeing the Preuss School, Media Services, and Academic Computing Services (ACS).
In his four decades at UCSD, David has made immeasurable contributions to the growth and distinction of our campus. Indeed, he is one of a small number of individuals who have had such an enormously positive impact on UCSD. In addition to his nine years of service as Associate Vice Chancellor, he has provided extraordinary leadership as Chair of the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (now entitled Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Acting Dean of the School of Engineering, Associate Dean of the School of Engineering, and Acting Senior Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs. His commitment to students has been unwavering. He has served as a thesis advisor and mentor to numerous graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and was one of the first recipients of the Academic Senate's Distinguished Teaching Award. I know that David very much looks forward to returning to the classroom as a Professor Emeritus upon his retirement.
David has been a wonderful friend to many. He is admired and respected by his colleagues across the campus for his wisdom, his voice of reason, his collaborative nature, and his ability to make difficult decisions, always with fairness and understanding. I have deeply valued his wise counsel and friendship throughout my tenure as SVCAA and he will be greatly missed.
Please join me in offering our most heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Associate Vice Chancellor Miller for this exemplary service and in wishing him well in his retirement.