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					         Dr. James W. Miller
                           Miller’s Family
• Western Michigan
  University President
• Born April 7, 1913 in
  Brockton
  Massachusetts
• Has a wife named Jane
  and three children


                          See Resource Page
            Schooling/Study
• Graduated from           • Graduated from the
  Amherst College in         University of
  1935: earned his           Minnesota in 1938:
  bachelor of arts           earned his master of
  degree.                    arts degree.
• Study in Germany and     • Ten years later earned
  England for two years.     his Ph. D.

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                    The 1940’s
                                  Miller’s Home
• He was a teaching
  assistant at Minnesota.
• He joined the political
  science faculty at
  Michigan State University
• In 1942, he enlisted in the
  United State Coast Guard.
• In 1946, he became an
  officer


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           The 1950’s and 1960’s
• In 1953, he became a full          • Miller left State government to
  professor of political science.      become Secretary to Michigan
• In 1955, Governor G. Mennen          State University board of
  Williams appointed Miller State      trustee.
  Controller
                                     • Western Michigan University
   – *His responsibilities             searched for a new president.
      included:
            – = Preparing the        • The second president Sangren
               entire state budget     retired.
            – =Directing state,
               purchasing,
               properties,
               buildings, and
               office services.
   A NEW PRESIDENT !!!!!!
                      Myron, L. Coulter (center), President
• September 29,      James Miller (right) and President John
                                Bernhard (left)
  1960 the board
  announced Miller
  as Western
  Michigan
  University’s
  “Third
  President.”              See Resource Page
     How Miller Changed WMU
• He enrolled more students,        • Each of the next four years
  but still keep the education at     brought new residence halls.
  high quality standards.           • In 1971, the number of
• He increased the size of            students enrolled was more
  WMU acres from 387 to               than they could handle, so
  513.                                Miller decided that students
• He started building more            could live off campus, but
  residence halls.                    still attend school.
• The first was Bigelow Hall
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  in 1961.
   Put Kalamazoo on the Map !!
                               Huge Glove in Miller Auditorium
• WMU already had a
  University Auditorium
• In 1971, WMU renamed it
  to James W. Miller
  Auditorium
• The Auditorium put
  Kalamazoo on the map
  because the world’s finest
  artists and performers
  came to this auditorium to
  perform.

                                 See Resource Page
    Remodeled for the Better
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• The Auditorium
  was remodeled
  with:
  – 3,550 Seats
  – State of Art
    Lighting
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  – Larger Stage
  – A Sound System
         Overview of Miller
• Dr. James W. Miller became the “Third
  President” of Western Michigan University.
• He changed WMU in many ways for the
  better (enrollment, more building, live off
  campus and a remodeled auditorium).
• Auditorium was renamed after him.
• He was in term for “13 years” as President.
        The Big Question
       Can You Remember?
• What year did the board of Western
  Michigan University appoint James W.
  Miller as the third president?

          »1955
          »1960
          »1965
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               Correct Answer
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    POT !!!!!

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                       Resources
• Some pictures are from clip art.
• http://www.kidsconsignmentguide.com/ seasonal.htm
• http://www.dupont.com/industrial-polymers/
  examples/glascote.jpg
• Some pictures on slides one, three, five, and seven are
  from:
   – Massie, Larry. Brown and Golden Memories: WMU’s First
     Century: Centennial Celebrations: 1903-2003
   – All information is in this book.

   – Click here to see my bio page
                      Bio Slide
• Created by: Kendi
  Creisher
• I am twenty-three years
  old.
• I am a senior at Western
  Michigan University.
• Major: Elementary
  Education with an Early
  Childhood Endorsement.
• Minor: Physical Education
  also Math and Science.

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