Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Joe Miller

An Outstanding Islander

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Reaching Out
No two work days are ever the same for Joe Miller. The director of Education and Youth Issues is fulfilled through the variety his position offers and the wide spectrum of people he interacts with daily. His day may start on a kayak in the Laguna Madre and end with an important community meeting. Miller, who recently received his five-year pin, joined the Community Outreach team in September 2004 and has overseen a variety of initiatives to help bridge the gap for youth transitioning into higher education. This summer he'll lead Community Outreach's first Lego Battle Bot Camp where children ages 9-13 work hands-on with advanced pieces, small electronics and motors. He also helps coordinate more than 30 University summer camps and partners with Dean of Community Outreach Jim Needham with environmental education/kayaking programs. Through his work, Miller wants to ensure that kids in Corpus Christi feel they have a special place at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He's also involved with grant-writing collaborations, numerous committees and advisory boards, and developed and directs the Elite Islander Program, which enables qualified area high school students to take classes on campus for dual credit. Currently, Miller is earning his own credit - a master's in Public Administration with a 4.0 grade point average. He is married to Kimberly Miller, assistant director of University Services. They have two children.

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