Former ASU AD Fred Miller To Help Beavers With Reser Project

Nov. 20, 2002

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CORVALLIS - Fred Miller, former athletic director at Long Beach State, Arizona State and San Diego State, has volunteered his time as an Ambassador to assist the Oregon State Athletic Department for the Raising Reser Expanding Beaver Nation project, it was announced Wednesday by OSU Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis.

Miller, now retired, is well recognized in the college athletic circles for his expertise in fund raising and corporate sponsorships.

While Miller was athletic director at ASU, he led the construction for Sun Devil Stadium expansion to its present 73,000 capacity. In addition, under his watch a new baseball stadium, tennis stadium and courts, aquatics center, track stadium and golf course were constructed.

While at San Diego State, Fred led the building of the new basketball arena on campus.

Upon retirement from San Diego State, he spent time consulting with a number of major universities.

Fred now resides in the Portland area and has volunteered his services to OSU.

'It is exciting to have a person of Fred Miller's talents to be part of this important project,' said De Carolis. 'The fact that he wants to help without any ties to Oregon State underscores the importance expanding Beaver Nation.'

Fred will be working closely with Oregon State's Angie Machado in the Portland area to help with sales for the Reser project.

'Having been in college athletics a long time at the Division IA level, I understand the need of having first class facilities to be competitive in a very high-level conference,' said Miller. 'I believe the Beavers have a great future ahead of them and I am delighted to be able to offer by assistance.'

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