Mayor Malik Releases Statement on Dr. Miller’s Retirement

Akron, Ohio, May 15, 2024  — Mayor Malik has released the following statement on the recent announcement of Dr. Gary Miller’s retirement from the University of Akron:

I want to congratulate Dr. Gary Miller on his retirement as President of the University of Akron and thank him for his service. Dr. Miller has led the university through some difficult moments, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and he has been a steadfast partner to the City of Akron. I also want to thank Georgia Nix Miller for her service to the community, including her unwavering support for the arts and creativity.

Finally, I want to congratulate the University of Akron’s next President, Robert J. (R.J.) Nemer, who previously served as Dean of the Business School. Born and raised in the Akron area, President Nemer knows our community well and I look forward to working closely with him.