David L. Miller
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
David L. Miller began as the University of Tennessee Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. In this role he is responsible for all financial operations statewide, including the development of financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve University assets and report accurate financial results.
As CFO he assists the President in the active management of the University system and other specific duties prescribed by the Board of Trustees. The Office of the CFO includes the system treasurer, controller, financial administration, investment management, and information technology, human resources, and capital projects.
Miller joined the University of Tennessee System following 20 years of service in the University of Wisconsin System. In the UW System he served as the senior vice president for administration and fiscal affairs from 2013-2016; associate vice president for capital planning & budget from 2003- 2013, and assistant vice president for state relations from 1997-2003. Miller began his professional career in Washington, DC in law and government. His interest in education led to a unique opportunity teaching junior high school in Washington, DC public schools at Shaw Junior High.
A native of east Tennessee, Miller graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1984. His degree included a full-time internship as a legislative aid in the 1984 session of the Tennessee State Legislature. He also earned a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.