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New associate dean named for College of Architecture and Urban Studies


BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 25, 2006 – Patrick Miller, professor of landscape architecture, has been named College of Architecture and Urban Studies Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Outreach at Virginia Tech.

Miller has a demonstrated history of success on both national and international outreach efforts and has years of experience participating and chairing doctoral and master's level student committees. He has extensive administrative experience as the former department head of landscape architecture.

"This associate deanship is a new position in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Graduate programs in the college have steadily increased in number and enrollment over the years and outreach projects have more than tripled since 1980; we found that these increases have warranted the addition of a senior administrator to oversee and guide our progress," said A. J. "Jack" Davis, College of Architecture and Urban Studies Interim Dean.

Miller, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a former national president of that organization, received a bachelor's degree from California State Polytechnic University; a master's from the University of California, Berkeley; and a doctorate from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

A resident of Blacksburg, Miller has worked in public, private, and academic practice in both the United States and Canada and has lectured nationally and internationally on landscape architecture topics and professional education.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech is one of the largest colleges of its type in the nation. The college is composed of two schools and the departments of landscape architecture, building construction, and art and art history. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design and interior design and the School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 22 degrees programs taught by 160 faculty members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.