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Miller to Lead Tournament of Roses

‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’ selected as theme of 132nd Rose Parade

Published on Friday, January 17, 2020 | 6:29 am
Robert B. Miller. Photo courtesy of the Tournament of Roses

The Tournament of Roses board of directors has named former Pasadena City College interim president Dr. Robert B. Miller as president and chairman of the Board.

Miller will provide leadership of the 132nd Rose Parade and 107th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2021.

The theme of the parade will be “Dream, Believe, Achieve.”

“Education paves the path to success with a world of opportunities achieved through knowledge, compassion and determination. Education is the great equalizer,” Miller said in a prepared statement.

“As a community college educator, I have seen firsthand the life-changing miracle that education provides. As students visualize their future, education becomes the bridge to accomplish their aspirations and transform lives for generations to come.”

Miller and his wife, Barbara, have lived in Pasadena since 1969. They have two adult children, Christopher and Nicole and four grandchildren, Penelope, Nathan, Auggie and Christopher.

Miller has been a volunteer member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association since 1984. He was appointed a Tournament Chair in 2002 and a Tournament Director in 2007.

Throughout his extensive Tournament career, Miller has served on and chaired various committees including float construction, float entries, post parade and university entertainment.

Miller worked in the community college system, including Pasadena City College, for more than 40 years. He recently retired to provide fulltime service to the Tournament of Roses.

In 2016, Miller was appointed to the position of Vice Chancellor for Finance and Resource Development for the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the country serving 245,000 students annually through nine colleges. Miller provided oversight for the District’s fiscal services, business services, government relations, institutional advancement, career and technical education, adult education and information technology units.

Miller’s tenure at PCC began in 1975 when he produced an Emmy nominated telecourse for the college. Miller held a variety of positions at Pasadena City College including adjunct faculty member, Production Manager of Instructional Television Services, Manager of Media Services, Associate Dean, Learning Resources, Academic Services Dean, Vice President, Educational Services, Assistant Superintendent and Senior Vice President, Business and College Services and Interim Superintendent/President.

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