Dr. Jarvis E. Miller ’50
Dr. Jarvis E. Miller ’50 received his B.S. in Agricultural Administration from Texas A&M and his M.S. and Ph. D. from Purdue. He was a Cadet Major on Air Force Battalion Staff and a Ross Volunteer where he and a classmate designed the RV sash. Miller served in the U.S. Air Force and then returned to A&M as a professor. From 1977 to 1980, he served as the 18th President of Texas A&M. In 1980, Gov. Bill Clements asked him to serve in the Office of Budget and Planning to head up his Texas 2000 planning effort for the state. In 25 years with A&M, Miller served as director of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and led A&M’s contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M and an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Miller has served as vice president of the Sul Ross Group, was a longtime Class Agent for the Class of ’50, and is an active member of A&M United Methodist Church. He has been active in Rotary for 43 years as a member of the Downtown Austin and Bryan Rotary clubs and as a charter member and president of the Aggieland Rotary Club.