Kenneth E. Miller serves as vice president for finance at Virginia Tech. Miller brings more than 32 years of dedicated service to the university, unparalleled institutional knowledge, and deep financial management and accounting operations experience.
In the role of vice president for finance, Miller plays a highly visible role as a strategic business partner to the senior leadership of the university, while engaging frequently with the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Miller is responsible for providing primary support to leadership in identifying, obtaining, and allocating the resources needed to achieve the university’s mission and long-term objectives of Virginia Tech’s strategic plan.
Miller also provides oversight for the university's accounting processes and maintains financial relationships with the commonwealth and regulatory relationships with the state and federal governments. He is tasked with enhancing effective business practices throughout the university, including the implementation of transformative new financial and business information systems to provide electronic, paperless services for faculty, staff, and students. The Office of Budget and Financial Planning, Controller’s Office, Hokie Passport Office, Procurement Department, Capital Assets and Financial Management, Finance Information Technology, and the University Treasurer report to Miller; Miller reports to interim Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer Chris Kiwus.
Miller was previously assistant vice president for finance and university controller 2011-2019, and university controller from 2001-11. He led financial management and accounting operations, including accounts payable, payroll, internal accounting control, accounts receivable, financial reporting, fixed assets, and insurance programs.
Miller received a bachelor’s in accounting from Virginia Tech and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to working at Virginia Tech, Miller served as a staff auditor for a national public accounting firm for several years and as a financial manager for the American Heart Association for five years. Miller maintains membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).