WCU student receives UNC student government award

Sam Miller, Western Carolina University vice chancellor for student affairs, has received the John L. Sanders Student Advocate Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments.

The award is given annually in recognition of service to UNC system students and to honor those who advocate in the best interests of the students.

Miller was nominated for the award by T.J. Eaves, president of WCU’s Student Government Association for the 2011-12 academic year. Eaves said the vice chancellor “is a valuable asset to not only the students of WCU, but all students in the UNC system. Through his dedication to a great SGA at WCU and his advocacy for students, Dr. Miller has proven his commitment to student success.”

Miller was named to his current post in June 2007 after serving in student affairs positions at the universities of Alabama, Virginia and Connecticut.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the student leaders in ASG,” Miller said. “This award also reflects all the great work by the outstanding student affairs team at WCU.”

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