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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

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