:: Michael A. Miller, P.E.

Michael Miller is a facilities management professional and registered engineer with more than 20 years of experience in higher education facilities management and planning. For the past four years, he has served as Director of Facilities Services for The University of Texas at Austin, where he is responsible for a $45 million budget and over 800 employees. He oversees custodial, facilities maintenance, recycling, sustainability, and landscape operations for the main and Pickle Research campuses, as well as administrative, personnel, business, safety and communications services that support those operations. Under his leadership, the department launched a new strategic plan and implemented a major campus-wide demand-side energy management and conservation program while streamlining processes and responding to a budget reduction.

Miller was the associate director for Support Services and Special Programs before accepting the position of director. He led award-winning custodial, landscaping and recycling programs as well as other general services from 2005 to 2007.

Prior to joining The University of Texas, Miller directed Facilities Management and Planning for the University of Nebraska at Kearney from 1998 to 2005. He developed an in-house training and quality assurance department and established the university’s Environmental Health and Safety Department. He also created a “one-stop shop” for facilities services.

From 1987 to 1998, Miller managed Maintenance and Utilities Services for the University of Nebraska at Omaha. There, he converted the campus to direct digital controls, implemented zone maintenance, improved customer services and obtained numerous grants for energy conservation projects.

A graduate of the APP A Institute, Miller was chairman of the CAPPA Event Planner Task Force, a member of the TAPPA Board of Directors from 2007 to 2010, and is currently President of TAPPA. He is a registered professional engineer with a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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