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Associate Vice Chancellor Thomas Miller
To Return to Full-time Teaching|
MAILED: Aug. 30, 1999|
Dr. Thomas Miller will resign his position as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective Jan. 12, 2000, and return to full-time teaching in the department of history where he holds a tenured position.
Chancellor Donald Mash said plans to replace Miller will begin after the fall semester gets under way.
"It is with both regret and appreciation for work well done that I have accepted Dr. Miller's resignation," Mash said. "I am particularly grateful for the support he has given me during my initial year as chancellor. His institutional memory has been invaluable in the transition."
Miller recently served as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs during the transitional period between Larry Schnack's retirement as chancellor in January 1998 and Ronald Satz's appointment as provost in April.
According to Satz, Miller will teach, advise students and participate in committee and other assignments during the spring semester. He also will be retooling and updating himself in the field of early modern history and developing research areas in history and new upper division courses to meet department needs.
Miller, who has taught an honors course most semesters during his eight years of administrative service, said he is looking forward to being back in the classroom full time. "I began my professional career as a history professor and would like to end it that way."
Miller joined UW-Eau Claire's history department in 1967. He holds a doctorate from the University of Virginia and is a Renaissance and Reformation scholar. His earlier leadership roles include chair of the history department and of the University Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Aug. 30, 1999