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35 years of keeping Furman safe

WHEN BOB MILLER retired in May as director of public safety, he completed a 35-year Furman career during which student interests and concerns were his top priority.

“Bob respected the dignity of everyone, no matter how difficult the interactions,” says Harry Shucker ’66, retired vice president for student affairs.

Miller and his team handled a host of responsibilities, from campus law enforcement to 24-hour communications, physical security, crime prevention and awareness programs, support services for events, and traffic and parking. Known as a progressive thinker, he brought a variety of technological innovations to Furman, from video monitoring to card access to buildings, computerized dispatch, and traffic and parking management.

Miller began his career with the Ocean City Police Department in Maryland. He served in military intelligence in the U.S. Army in the late 1960s, when much of his work involved handling civil rights demonstrations in the South. He also worked for public safety departments at several colleges before coming to Furman in 1978.

 

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