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A $1 million gift from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business alumnus John A. Miller (BSBA Finance ’75, MBA’76) and University of Denver alumna Sandy M. Miller (BA ’76) will establish the Miller Family Professorship in Applied Economics.

The endowed professorship provides the opportunity for Daniels to recruit a world class supply-side economics scholar to spearhead new research, strengthen the depth of our course offerings and play a leadership role in preparing Daniels students for the future. The College is kicking off the search in February of 2012.

“Endowed chairs and professorships are crucial to the recruitment and retention of outstanding university faculty in support of cutting-edge classes, research and business outreach activities,” said Daniels Dean Christine Riordan. “Endowed professorships are gifts that truly recognize and support the academic excellence at Daniels.”

The newly-established Miller Family Professorship adds to the deepening bench strength of endowed faculty at Daniels. The College recently filled two other endowed chairs: the Reiman School of Finance Denver Clearinghouse Chair and the John J. Gilbert Endowed Professor of Accountancy. Daniels is also currently conducting a search for the Barron Hilton Chair of Lodging for the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, seeking an academic leader in customer relationship management or services marketing.

As the eighth-oldest collegiate school of business in the country, the Daniels College of Business is dedicated to educating ethical business leaders, advancing the theory and practice of business, and making a positive global impact. Daniels is ranked among the best in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, U.S. News and Beyond Grey Pinstripes.

In November, 2011, European CEO Magazine named Daniels the “Best Business School in the Western U.S.,” Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Daniels College of Business Professional MBA program No. 25 in the U.S. and No. 5 in the Southwest Region. In October 2011, Daniels was named No. 15 in the world for teaching business ethics by the Aspen Institute. Also in October 2011, the Daniels College of Business Executive MBA program was ranked in the top 100 in the world by the Financial Times – the sole Colorado school to be ranked. In May 2011, Daniels was ranked the second-best in the U.S. in ethics; No. 15 in accounting; No. 23 in international business; No. 43 in sustainability; and No. 47 in financial management in the Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual ranking of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs by Specialty. In March 2011, Businessweek placed the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business at No. 64 in their undergraduate programs ranking. In April 2010, U.S. News’ part time M.B.A. ranking placed the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business program in the top 70 in the U.S.

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