Archive for Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Baker professor elected to Lions post

March 29, 2000

Baker sociology professor Bob Miller was recently elected to serve as District Vice Governor of Lions Club International for the state of Kansas.

Miller, who will take office in July, will assist the Lions Club Governor an office Miller will assume in July 2001.

"I saw it as a leadership opportunity to continue in a very good service program to the community," said Miller, who was named a Melvin Jones Fellow last year, a humanitarian award named for Lions Club founder Melvin Jones.

He campaigned for the office over a year's time with the help of fellow Baldwin City Lions Club members John Buehler, Mike Gammage and David Reed.

"They did a lot of work for me," Miller said.

Miller has been a Baldwin City Lions Club member since 1986, serving as secretary, treasurer and president. He has also served in several district and state positions, including serving as the state's Youth Exchange Program coordinator and has been actively involved in the Youth Outreach Program.

Several Baldwin families and families across Kansas have hosted students from around the world through the exchange program.

Miller was elected District Vice Governor March 18 at a convention of the state's 58 Lions Clubs in Lawrence. He will assist Governor Bobby Duvall, Topeka, visiting Lions Clubs across the state and keeping tabs of the activities of various clubs. Besides the two local meetings a month, he will attend district and state meetings four times a year.

Miller has taught sociology at Baker University for 29 years, and also is an adviser to the university's international students. He is also the sponsor of the Baker University Lions Club, which started in the fall and has 52 members.

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