University of California, San Diego


June 8, 2007


SUBJECT:    Retirement Reception Honoring Associate Vice Chancellor
David R. Miller

Please join me on Wednesday, June 20th, at a retirement reception celebrating Associate Vice Chancellor David Miller's 40 years of exceptionally distinguished service to the University of California, San Diego. The reception will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Faculty Club Atkinson Pavilion.

David R. Miller is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and has served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Resources since 1998. As Associate Vice Chancellor, 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 very small number of individuals who have had such an enormous impact on UCSD. In addition to his nine years of extraordinary service as Associate Vice Chancellor, he has provided excellent 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. 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 hope you will join me on June 20th at 3:00 p.m. to offer our heartfelt thanks to Associate Vice Chancellor Miller for his exemplary service and to wish him well on his retirement. Please RSVP to Joyce Tansil at jtansil@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-0098 by Friday, June 15th.

Marsha A. Chandler
Senior Vice Chancellor