Dr. L. Christopher Miller, vice president for student affairs,
comes to Marquette with an expansive background in student development, facilities/services and higher education leadership. Dr. Miller
is responsible for campus co-curricular initiatives in conjunction with
student academic, personal and professional development.
Prior to joining Marquette University in 2008, Dr. Miller served
as assistant dean for student community development and assistant
dean for administration at Arizona State University. He also held
positions at South Dakota State University as associate dean of
student affairs, and associate vice chancellor and vice chancellor for
student affairs and administrative services at the University of Illinois
at Springfield. Dr. Miller is actively involved in the National Association
of Student Personnel Administrators, the American College Personnel
Association and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Dr. Miller has taught extensively in the area of social justice and his research
includes normative and analytic jurisprudence.
As vice president for student affairs, his role is to provide the comprehensive range of services, programs and activities that enrich the value of students’ educational experiences, support their needs as they relate to academic goals, empower students to advocate for their needs and interests and educate them as to community and social issues.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Dr. Miller earned his law degree at Campbell University and his doctoral degree in justice studies from Arizona State University. He has also studied at the Institute for Educational Management in Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Areas reporting to Dr. Miller include Student Development (leadership development, community service, music, intercultural and commuter programs, student government, organizations and involvement, Greek life, conduct), Counseling Center (peer education, sexual violence and personal counseling, career development, consulting psychiatrist services), Marquette University Medical Clinic (clinical services, health education and promotion), Public Safety, Residence Life (residence halls and apartments, dining, programming and hall government, conference services) and Recreational Sports (club and intramural sports, fitness and wellness, instructional programs).