LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Troy Miller has assumed the position of Director of Major Gifts at Lock Haven University. The appointment was effective July 1, 2009. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Miller is responsible for raising funds across a wide variety of university programs and initiatives. He commented, "After four years at 'The Haven' I have the honor of being named the university's first Director of Major Gifts. The primary responsibilities of this role include providing LHU with the necessary financial support to not only maintain and improve the level of education for our students, but also increase the connection we have with our alumni and friends. He added, "As the Director of Major Gifts at Lock Haven University I pledge to advocate on behalf of the University community including our alumni and friends, and work together with this family in an honest and accessible way.
Miller came to Lock Haven in 2005 when he was named the Director of Athletic Development at LHU. Prior to his time at The Haven, he was the Director of Development for The Electrochemical Society, an international science society, out of Pennington, N.J. He also worked at the United Way of the Capitol Region in Harrisburg, Pa.
Miller has been with Lock Haven University since 2005 as the Director of Athletic Development. His duties have included raising funds for all facets of athletics including scholarships and field projects. He also ran the LHU summer camps and founded the popular Taste of Lock Haven. Prior to this, he was the Director of Development for The Electrochemical Society in Pennington, N.J., an international science association.
Miller graduated cum laude from Temple University with a BA in English and a minor in writing. He lives in Lock Haven and sits on the Board of Directors of the Clinton County United Way. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Clinton County program, and was recently on the Board of the Lock Haven YMCA.
In a final comment, Miller said, "Lock Haven University is a great place to work and learn and is worthy of support. We have great stories to tell. I want to thank everyone for all they do to sustain and improve 'The Haven.' I look forward to working with this community in my new role."