“Dream. Believe. Achieve.” is 2021 theme
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Board of Directors has confirmed Dr. Robert B. Miller as President and Chairman of the Board for the 2021 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, providing leadership for the 132nd Rose Parade and 107th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2021.
Miller announced “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses theme; celebrating education’s ability to open doors, open minds and change lives. “Education paves the path to success with a world of opportunities achieved through knowledge, compassion and determination. Education is the great equalizer,” shared Miller. “As a community college educator, I have seen firsthand the life-changing miracle that education provides. As students visualize their future, education becomes the bridge to accomplish their aspirations and transform lives for generations to come.”
Miller has been a volunteer member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association since 1984. He was appointed a Tournament Chair in 2002 and a Tournament Director in 2007. Throughout his extensive Tournament career, Miller has served on and chaired various committees including Float Construction, Float Entries, Post Parade and University Entertainment.
Professionally, Miller has been a community college educator, administrator and consultant for more than 40 years and recently retired to provide fulltime service to the Tournament of Roses. In 2016, Miller was appointed to the position of vice chancellor for finance and resource development for the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the country serving 245,000 students annually through nine colleges. Miller provided oversight for the District’s fiscal services, business services, government relations, institutional advancement, career and technical education, adult education and information technology units.
Prior to the Los Angeles Community College District, Miller came from the Pasadena Area Community College District (Pasadena City College) where he served in several positions including interim superintendent/president of Pasadena City College (PCC).
His last position with PACCD was as the assistant superintendent and senior vice president of business and college services responsible for the college’s fiscal services, business services, human resources, information technology, facilities and construction management, police and safety services, institutional research and auxiliary services units. Miller’s association with PCC began in 1975, when he produced an Emmy nominated telecourse for the college. Over two terms of service spanning a combined 22 years, Miller held a variety of positions at PCC including adjunct faculty member, production manager of instructional television services, manager of media services, associate dean, learning resources, academic services dean, vice president, educational services, assistant superintendent and senior vice president, business and college services and interim superintendent/president.
From 1990 to 2005, Miller held vice president level positions in development and marketing with INTELECOM, a national leader in the production of educational television and distance learning courses owned by 38 California Community Colleges. Miller holds an associate degree in telecommunications from PCC, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne, a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Northridge and a doctorate in public administration from the University of La Verne.
Miller and his wife, Barbara, have lived in the Pasadena area since 1969 and have supported the community through a variety of organizations. They have two adult children, Christopher (Jackie) and Nicole (Matthew) and four grandchildren (Penelope, Nathan, Auggie and Christopher).