Dean of Students Liz Braun announced today that Nathan Miller will join Swarthmore College on July 8th as the dean of the senior class and judicial affairs coordinator. Miller currently serves as the director of undergraduate judicial affairs at Dartmouth College.
"I was impressed by Nathan's ability to answer students' questions and have every hope that his judicial experience, and the distinctive combination of professionalism and warmth that he exudes, will serve the Swarthmore community well moving forward," says search committee member Quitterie Gounot '13, a philosophy major from Atlanta, Ga.
"Nathan was a dynamic presence from the beginning of the process," agrees committee member and economics and psychology major John Oh '13 from Mukilteo, Wash. "I think that he will embrace Swarthmore's culture and add to the diversity of thought that's at the core of Swarthmore's values. The only negative is that I'm a senior and won't be around to see him in action."
Miller arrived at Darthmouth in 2008 and in his current role oversees the college undergraduate judicial process, which includes serving as the primary hearing officer. Previously at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, he served as the assistant director of student judicial services (2006-2008) and as residence coordinator/first-year experience coordinator (2004-2006). At UA, he also developed a peer mentor academic outreach program and collaborated with Native Student Services to provide weekly Alaska Native cultural events and activities.
Miller's additional professional experiences include serving as an area coordinator and assistant wrestling coach at St. Olaf College. He has also presented trainings on a broad range of topics including sexual misconduct, academic integrity, and drugs and alcohol, among others.
Miller received his B.A. from St. Olaf College and his M.S. in counseling and student personnel: college student affairs from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
"I am extremely excited and honored to be joining such an engaging community," Miller says. "As the brother of an alum, I know firsthand that Swarthmore is a special and dynamic place. The ability to work with students who are so passionate and have such unique perspectives will be a true gift."