Teresa “Teri” Miller joined the faculty of the UB School of
Law in 1995, specializing in immigration law, criminal procedure and prisoner
law. During her distinguished career at UB, she was elevated to the role of
UB’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence where she made great
strides in leading the university’s efforts to build a culture of equity,
diversity and inclusivity. Her vision built the Office of Inclusive Excellence
and launched forward-looking programs like the Difficult Conversations series,
which continues today.
Recognizing her commitment and contributions to the field,
after 26 years at UB, Teri was appointed SUNY’s senior vice chancellor for
strategic initiatives and chief diversity officer, continuing the important
work that was her life’s passion. Throughout the course of her career, Teri
made an indelible mark on issues of social justice and equity, not only through
her leadership, but also through her dedication to teaching and mentoring law
To honor Teri’s indomitable spirit and her tremendous contributions to our world, we have established the Professor
Teresa A. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund at UB, which will provide a full tuition scholarship to a student enrolled in UB’s School of Law. In order to build upon Teri’s legacy, preference will be given to talented students from underrepresented minorities with a desire to champion social justice and civil rights.
A bold goal has been set to raise $625,000 to endow this
scholarship fund in Teri’s honor. Working together to build this endowed fund,
at this level, will create a full tuition scholarship that will support a
future law student through all three years of law school. By contributing a
gift of any amount in Teri’s memory, you will not only change the life of a UB
Law student but also provide a fitting and lasting tribute to one of our
community’s most venerable advocates and individuals.