Charles Miller served as Chairman of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education. He is a former chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents. During his tenure as chairman, Miller took the lead toward developing better higher education accountability systems, to be matched with deregulation and institutional autonomy. He also fostered strategies to generate significant increases in research funding, enrollment, patient care, private contributions and tuition revenues, while increasing financial aid.
Miller has had a long-standing interest in education and served as chairman of the Texas Education Policy Center, which designed the public school accountability system for Texas. He also served as chairman of the Education Committee of the Governor's Business Council during Governor Bush's term and was a member of the Bush-Cheney Transition Team. He currently serves on the Education Advisory Committee of the George W. Bush Institute and as Chair of the Institute for Productivity in Education.
Miller is chairman emeritus of the board of directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the largest business organization in Texas and has been very active in civic, business and educational organizations. He has had a long and successful career in investment management and is a private investor in Houston, Texas. Miller received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas-Austin.