Miller selected as AU’s new VP for Institutional Advancement
ASHLAND, Ohio – Jason Miller, the chief advancement officer at Ashland University, has been named the university’s new vice president for institutional advancement, effective Sept. 1. Miller has served various roles in the advancement office since January 2011.
“Jason Miller has proven himself as a steady leader for more than a decade here at Ashland University. We have high hopes for his continued success in this new role, and offer him a hearty congratulations,” stated AU President Carlos Campo.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Jason going forward. He is an empathetic leader that will only enhance a very talented advancement team,” added Fred Broad, vice chair of the board of trustees at AU and a member of the class of 1975. “There is no one on the planet that is more dedicated to the well-being of Ashland University and the future success of our students.”
Miller has spearheaded a number of successful fundraising initiatives the last 13 years at AU. He has raised more than $10 million in new scholarships and another $10 million in estate gifts that will support the university’s endowment. Specific projects he has led include $350,000 for the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences campaign and $150,000 for a new press box at Ferguson Field.
Prior to joining AU, Miller was in pharmaceutical sales for 15 years, working for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and UCB Pharma, Inc. While at UCB Pharma, he won the Chairman Award (top 1% of sales within the company) and twice earned the President’s Club Award (top 5% of sales within the company).
Miller is a 1996 AU graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree while majoring in marketing with a minor in management. Miller was a four-year letter winner with the baseball team and helped pitch the Eagles to the 1995 Great Lakes Valley Conference and NCAA Div. II North Central Regional championships, the latter of which propelled them to the eight-team finals of the national tournament in Montgomery, Ala. He served as a team captain on the 1996 team.
“I would like to thank Dr. Campo along with the search committee for this tremendous opportunity. It is a privilege and an honor to be working at Ashland University with my wonderful colleagues in the office of advancement, as well as the entire faculty and staff,” said Miller. “I look forward to connecting with the many donors, alumni and friends of the university that make AU and the city of Ashland such a wonderful place.”