Sept. 30, 2010

Miller will lead facilities planning and management

by Diana Pounds

Dave Miller, director of facilities planning and management operations, will become associate vice president for FPM on Oct. 1. He succeeds Chris Ahoy, who is retiring from that post this month.

Vice president for business and finance Warren Madden said Miller is the "ideal choice" to lead the 450-member operation that takes care of all Iowa State facilities, utilities and grounds.

"He's been a leader in dealing with flood challenges, initiated an energy conservation program that saved at least $5 million over five years, and worked closely with state agencies, Board of Regents staff and other state universities to coordinate and efficiently maintain facility operations," Madden said.

Madden added that the new appointment will be accompanied by restructuring that removes Miller's current position and, thus, yields budget savings.

Miller has 27 years of experience at Iowa State, starting with his first FPM assignment as head of utilities engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer, and before coming to Iowa State, was employed with Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Kansas City, Mo.