Monday, June 4, 2007
Board of Regents Chairman J. Frank Miller III dies
By: Alex Ybarra
Hours after participating in the Texas Tech Board of Regents meeting that approved an increase in tuition Friday, Chairman J. Frank Miller III died suddenly of a heart attack in Dallas.
The recently elected chairman was 55.
"This is devastating news for all of us in the Texas Tech family," Chancellor Kent Hance said in a statement released Friday. "Frank Miller was one of the best men I've ever known. He loved God, his country, his family and Texas Tech. He had friends all over the nation and everyone had the utmost respect for Frank."
Miller was appointed to the Board of Regents Nov. 18, 2003. Before he was elected chairman, he served as vice chairman from Jan. 31, 2005, to May 11, 2007. Miller's term was set to expire Jan. 31, 2009, according to a press release.
Here is the full press release.