Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Larry Miller receives emeritus distinction

On Jan 22, 2013, the governing board of Maricopa County Community College District approved Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) retired library faculty member Larry Miller for emeritus distinction.

"Larry epitomizes the 'can-do' spirit that is the hallmark of Chandler-Gilbert," said CGCC President Linda Lujan. "His vision for, and contributions to, our college and library made an enormous difference for students. He is greatly missed, but his influence goes on and on. It was my honor to be able to help recognize him."

After serving three years as a reference librarian at Glendale Community College, Larry came to what was known then as the Chandler-Gilbert Education Center to establish its library in July 1987. For the next 25 years, Larry played a key role in providing excellent library services to CGCC students, faculty and staff, and was a major figure in the advancement of the college.

Among his many accomplishments are leadership in the design and development of the 50,000 square-foot learning resource center at CGCC’s Pecos Campus, and his personal involvement in securing traveling exhibits rarely seen at community colleges. Larry negotiated with prestigious institutions such as the Smithsonian and the United Nations to secure exhibits that attracted thousands of visitors to CGCC’s library. In addition, he collaborated with faculty from multiple disciplines to establish CGCC’s signature co-curricular events program known as SEE Your World.

The distinction of Faculty Emeritus is fitting recognition for Larry’s many contributions to CGCC and the Maricopa County Community College District.

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