The Career College Association (CCA) has announced that Harris Miller will be its new CEO/President, effective this month.
For 11 years, Miller served as President of the Information Technology Association of America, the leading trade association representing the IT industry. As ITAA’s President during a dynamic period of change, he regularly appeared on radio, television and in numerous publications as a spokesperson for key industry issues, such as IT workforce supply and demand, cyber security, government IT procurement, Y2K, and the interwoven global economy.
He previously was Legislative Assistant to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives, was Legislative Director for former Senator John Durkin (D-NH), and was Deputy Director of Congressional Relations for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. In 2006, Miller ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate Democratic nomination from Virginia.
Miller received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.Phil. in Political Science from Yale University. He served on the Board of Directors of ITT Educational Services, Inc. for six years and has served on numerous local, state and international non-profit boards.
“Harris Miller has the breadth of knowledge and experience that makes him an outstanding person for the position,” said Jim Tolbert, CCA’s Chairman of the Board. “His expertise and leadership skills will be invaluable in representing CCA members and the students they serve during the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and beyond and will strengthen the importance CCA places on member services.”
“I am honored and excited to be selected to head an organization whose members are so vital to educating and training students for the 21st Century workforce,” Miller said. “I look forward to working with CCA members, their state associations, higher education organizations, employers, and other education and training stakeholders to support policy leaders in Washington and across the country who make decisions that serve students from all sectors of higher education.”
The Career College Association (CCA) is a voluntary membership organization of private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. CCA has more than 1,300 members that educate and support over one million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. CCA member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs: short-term certificate and diploma programs, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and masters and doctoral degree programs.