Miller Appointed as ACSF Development Director
Alumni affairs and development specialist Chris Miller will join the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) on July 8 as the Center's new development director. Miller will oversee ACSF’s fundraising and major gifts programs in collaboration with Cornell’s Division of Alumni Affairs and Development, building the Atkinson Center’s relationships with investors who support Cornell’s sustainability activities.
“Joining the Atkinson Center is a dream job for me,” said Miller. “The position will allow me to apply my alumni affairs and development experience, industry perspective, and background in engineering and business to the themes of energy, environment, and economic development—topical areas that have interested me for years. I am excited to work with the Faculty Fellows, ACSF staff, and colleagues in alumni affairs and development to engage an even broader audience in realizing the Atkinson Center’s vision.”
A development professional at Cornell for a decade, Miller most recently served as senior development officer in the College of Engineering. He previously worked as a major gifts officer and director of university corporate relations in the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development. Before coming to Cornell, Miller was an account manager and project leader at Corning. He holds an MBA from Syracuse University and an MS in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In his free time, he likes to get outside with his family, boating, hiking, camping, sailing, and enjoying the Ithaca winters.
“Chris brings a fresh perspective and deep Cornell experience in the development arena to our leadership team,” ACSF director Frank DiSalvo remarked. “We are very excited about working with him.”
Chris replaces Katy Noonan, who resigned effective June 1, 2013.