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Jim Miller

PhD, Retired, Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Transylvania University

Hometown: Lexington

Education: James earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

Community Support: James has worked with Habitat for Humanity, Transylvania University and Immanuel Baptist Church.

Occupation: James serves as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Transylvania University. He has served as Director of Computer Services, Chair of the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and as a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the university.

Family: James is married to his wife Betty and has three children.

Why is volunteerism important to the wellbeing of the community? I’ve witnessed firsthand the importance volunteerism has on a community through my work with Immanuel Baptist Church and Habitat for Humanity. Helping to coordinate an effort with over 100 volunteers, I and fellow members of Immanuel Baptist Church built 22 houses over the course of two decades. The houses provided a much-needed home for a family with children.

What is the role that healthcare has played in your life or the lives of your family, friends or neighbors? Healthcare institutions, like educational institutions, are essential if a community is to assist its members to grow and reach their full potential.

Today, who or what are you most grateful for? I am grateful that God has given me the ability and desire to help make this world a little better before I leave it.