Pamela Gesme Miller has been named assistant dean for development and external relations at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. She will be responsible for developing revenue strategies for the college that will impact its growth over the next five years.
Miller was director of external relations for the engineering college from November 2001 to January 2007. During that time she worked closely with alumni, friends, faculty and university leadership to secure some of the largest gifts to PSU in the University’s history, including the philanthropic support which resulted in the naming of PSU’s college of engineering and computer science after PSU alumnus Dr. Fariborz Maseeh.
Maseeh College dean Renjeng Su noted that Miller made significant contributions to the unprecedented growth of the college over the last decade. "Pam's return is a crucial addition to our excellent team in an exciting time," he said.
Françoise Aylmer, PSU’s vice president for university advancement, commented “Pam is a highly professional, highly effective fund raiser. Rarely do you find someone with such a specific knowledge of engineering and higher education who also really knows the community.”
Since 2007 Miller has been the assistant dean of development and external relations at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.
Miller, who earned her bachelor of science in business administration from PSU, will begin her new position in late April.
About Portland State University (PSU)
Located in Portland, Oregon, PSU has about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. PSU’s motto is “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” and we provide every student with opportunities to work with businesses, schools and organizations on real-world projects. Our downtown campus exhibits PSU’s commitment to sustainability, and sustainability is incorporated into much of the curriculum.