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Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership

Mike Miller with his wife and the logo for the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership at the College of Souther Maryland

Celebrating a legacy of Maryland leadership and decades of strong support for higher education, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation established the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership at CSM in September 2019. The center honors the Senate President Emeritus for his exceptional leadership with a mission to build an inclusive and engaged community through education, civic engagement and social responsibility.

A staunch supporter of higher education, Miller long-described community colleges as “the first line of defense for our educational system.” This centerhis centerwill support students, faculty, and rising community leaders as they grapple with today’s leadership challenges.

"The Miller Center for Leadership is the College of Southern Maryland’s 'thank you' to Senator Miller for a career of supporting community college education," said CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy. "This center will allow us to honor his leadershipand legacyby providing programming and support to future generations of leaders across the Southern Maryland region."

CSM was honored to spend time with Senator Miller in fall 2019 and hear his thoughts about leadership and his hopes for our future generations. We are honored to share portions of that interview with you in our memorial tribute, here:

About the Center

Vision

The vision of the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership is to build an inclusive and engaged community through education, civic engagement and social responsibility.

Mission

Our purpose is to serve and connect College of Southern Maryland and surrounding region by offering leadership training and other opportunities to develop student and community leaders who contribute to their local and global communities.

Core Values

The core values of the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership correspond with the values/guiding principles of the College of Southern Maryland (*including four additional leadership principles):

  • *Civic Engagement
  • Diversity
  • *Equity
  • *Empowerment
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Respect
  • *Social Responsibility
  • Teamwork

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