NC State Senior Vice Provost (SVP) for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship Thomas (Tom) Kenan Miller III has led Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) since its inception in 2000. Miller was named the founding vice provost in January 2001, following a national search.
While SVP Miller is not leaving NC State, he is stepping back from his leadership role with DELTA and his oversight of the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education effective July 1, 2021. Miller will continue to report to Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden and focus on leading NC State Entrepreneurship and working closely with the Wolfpack Investor Network in the next phase of his career. “I’m very proud of my accomplishments over the past 21 years with DELTA and more recently with McKimmon,” Miller said. “We have great leadership now in both organizations, and I see it as a good time to step back and focus on building NC State’s entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem for the last phase of my career. Entrepreneurship has been a passion of mine for my entire career at NC State.”
“Tom has always been a visionary, pushing NC State to be an exemplar in the use of technologies for teaching and learning and distance education programs,” said Provost Arden, who appointed Miller senior vice provost in 2011.” “He’s also been a flexible and committed team player, who, in addition to DELTA, the McKimmon Center and NC State Entrepreneurship, at various times also led the Shelton Leadership Center and Outreach and Engagement in his tenure at the university.
Miller’s philosophy in growing DELTA was that distance education (DE) and face-to-face instruction would eventually become seamlessly integrated and digital technologies would serve all students, not just those who enrolled in DE courses.