BE A BALLER -"Building a lifelong legacy"

Former Ohio State Senator Ray Miller Jr. - Building a Life Long Legacy in Community Service

May 30, 2023 Coach Tim Brown, Uncommon Life Season 1 Episode 22
BE A BALLER -"Building a lifelong legacy"
Former Ohio State Senator Ray Miller Jr. - Building a Life Long Legacy in Community Service
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Show Notes

Ray Miller is the President & Publisher of The Columbus & Dayton African American news journal and a former Ohio State Senator. Mr. Miller is a Life Member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the NAACP. In addition, he is an active member of Second Baptist Church located in Columbus, Ohio.

In January of 2011, Mr. Miller founded The Columbus African American news journal. The publication has quickly grown to become the largest, most broadly circulated minority focused print medium in Columbus and Central Ohio. Due to its success, in August of 2017, Miller expanded the news journal to include the city of Dayton, Ohio. The journal is well known for its substantive content and excellent contributing writers who are clearly focused on their mission, which is to educate, inform, and empower the community.

Totally committed to developing the next generation of young leaders, Mr. Miller created the Ray Miller Institute for Change and Leadership at The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies and The Progressive Leadership Academy to insure the knowledge and wisdom of selected leaders is passed on to those who will soon succeed them. Admission to the Leadership Academy is in great demand and the curriculum consists of high level presentations, readings, team projects and community service. Collectively, there are 390 graduates of the program.

For 24 years, Miller served as a member of the Ohio General Assembly--16 years in the House of Representatives and eight years as a State Senator. He was a prolific legislator and is well known for being the chief sponsor of legislation which established the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, The Institute for Urban Education at Central State University, the Mental Health Reform Act, first-time State funding for Head Start in the State of Ohio and many other public policy and systemic change initiatives.
During his extensive professional career, Miller has served at the executive level within organized labor, business, higher education and the Federal Government, as a Deputy Special Assistant on the White House Staff of President Jimmy Carter.
A highly requested public speaker, Mr. Miller has delivered countless keynote addresses throughout the State of Ohio and the nation. He is blessed to have received more than 600 local, state and national awards for his legislative accomplishments and community service.

Miller previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Central State University. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. He and his wife Marty have one son, Ray Miller III.

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