Robert J. Miller became Phi Delta Theta’s Assistant Executive Secretary in 1951 prior to receiving his master’s degree from the University of New Mexico. He was named the Fraternity’s Administrative Secretary in 1954 and its Executive Secretary (a title which changed to Executive Vice President) in 1955. While holding the latter position, he also served as Business Manager of The Scroll and a member of the Survey Commission. He was given the title Executive Vice President Emeritus upon his retirement from the Fraternity in 1991.
Mr. Miller then devoted full time to his responsibilities as President of the Phi Delta Theta Education Foundation, a position he had held since 1984. He retired as President on December 31, 1996. At that time he was designated Foundation President Emeritus and retained as a Consultant to “The Living Bond,” the Foundation’s $5 million capital campaign. In 2006, he was named Fraternity Historian.
Miller is a former president of the Cincinnati Society of Association Executives. He is also a former president of the Fraternity Executives Association which presented him with the FEA Distinguished Service Award in 1991. He received the Gold Medal of the National Interfraternity Conference in 1992. Miller is a former District Governor of Rotary International. He was named Oxford, Ohio’s “Citizen of the Year” in 1968.