CSUF Honorary Alumnus Receives Honorary Doctorate

Fullerton resident awarded an honorary doctorate by the Southern California College of Optometry

May 29, 2007


Fullerton resident Arnold Miller, an honorary alumnus of Cal State Fullerton — where he served for nearly a decade as chair of the University Advisory Board — was awarded an honorary doctorate May 25 by the Southern California College of Optometry.

The longtime supporter of both institutions is president of the Fullerton-based Technology Strategy Group and served on the SCCO Board of Trustees from 1995-2004.

A doctor of humane letters was awarded to Miller during SCCO’s commencement exercise.

“He is more than deserving of this honor,” said Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon. “Education couldn’t have a better friend than Dr. Miller, who is a tremendous asset to our community. We have been the beneficiaries of both his expertise and his generosity.”

Miller was recognized by Cal State Fullerton in 1996 as an honorary alumnus and in 1995 as a Volunteer of the Year. He joined the University Advisory Board in 1986 and served as its chair from 1992 to 2001.

He and his wife, Beverly, created the Beverly and Arnold Miller Endowed University Scholarship in Gerontology for students attending Cal State Fullerton.

Before launching his consulting firm in 1987, Miller was corporate vice president of Xerox Corp., where he was responsible for a $600 million worldwide electronics operation.

He is also a widely published author of papers, patents and monographs in the fields of technology transfer, electronics and materials. Miller is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and earned his B.S. and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from UCLA, where he also was a Mosher Fellow.

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