Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 35 - July 16, 1998
Governor James Gilmore has named two Richmond businessmen to the Board of Visitors. On July 1, Michael G. Miller and Gary P. Clisham began four-year terms on the 15-member governing board.
Miller owns Miller & Associates, which appraises agricultural, commercial and residential properties. He is a 1976 graduate of Tech and has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Miller is chairman of the board of the Virginia Tech Agriculture Alumni Association. He is a partner in MCR Management Co., which manages low-income housing in Virginia, and served as chairman of the Virginia Housing Development Authority under former Governor George Allen.
Clisham is the chief executive officer of Medical Marketing Resources Inc. and also a graduate of Tech. In 1975, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science and in 1977 a master's degree in higher-education administration.
Miller and Clisham replace Robert B. Delano of Warsaw and Mitchell O. Carr of Staunton, both Allen appointees.
Governor Gilmore re-appointed BOV Rector James E. Turner Jr. of Fairfax, and board member Donald W. Huffman of Roanoke, also Allen appointees. Turner, president of General Dynamics Corporation, is a 1956 alumnus. Huffman, a member of the class of 1949, is a Roanoke attorney and former state chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.