April 3, 2014
Former Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles says he will step down as director of the University of Virginia Miller Center at the end of the year.
Baliles served as director for eight years. He says he plans to take some time off, and then possibly write about his time in public office and in education.
“Under the leadership of Governor Baliles, the Miller Center has held true to its founding intent to address major issues and to focus the attention of the academy, the public and policymakers,” President Teresa A. Sullivan said. “His tenure at the center included several noteworthy accomplishments, including the launch of the National Discussion and Debate Series and the assembling of the National War Powers Commission. He increased the visibility and influence of the Miller Center and the University of Virginia. I wish him and his wife, Robin, all the best as they embark on their next journey in life.”
President Sullivan said a national search for a new center director will begin immediately.
Baliles served as the 65th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. His tenure as governor capped a career in public service that included serving as Virginia’s Attorney General (1982-85) and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1976-82).