Dickinson State University (DSU) President Steve Easton has announced John Miller’s appointment to the position of interim vice president/provost, effective Friday, July 22, 2022.

Miller is a career educator with 38 years of teaching and administrative experience spanning both K-12 and post-secondary education.

“I am thrilled to be joining the DSU family and look forward to working with faculty, staff, and students this fall,” said Miller. “Everyone I have met so far has been gracious and supportive, and it encourages me to meet and get to know even more of my colleagues at DSU.”

Prior to his recent appointment as interim vice president/provost at DSU, Miller served as vice president for academic affairs and later as president of Williston State College. Before moving to North Dakota, he spent time as an instructional dean for extended studies at the College of Southern Idaho and worked in K-12 education as a secondary teacher, building principal, and central office administrator. In addition, he served as an online administrator from 2006 to 2015 for the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance's virtual high school.

In his native state of Idaho, Miller was well known for contributions to the development and administration of a state broadband system connecting high schools with college and university partners for the delivery of dual credit, and he remains committed to ensuring rural areas receive opportunities for higher education and training.

“DSU’s search committee did great work, presenting several strong candidates for consideration for the position,” said President Easton. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Miller joining us. His substantial experience in teaching and administration will serve our students, faculty, staff, and community well. As we further our Dual Mission efforts, including work with the Southwest Area Career and Technical Education Academy, his experience leading career and technical programs will be invaluable.”

Miller received both his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Idaho and holds a Superintendent's endorsement for K-12 education.