Montana’s big sky beckons, and Jennifer Grahl Miller is heeding the call, bidding farewell to the School of Music in a transition to new opportunities and ventures after nearly 12 years as the School's undergraduate advisor.
Miller and her family are relocating to the Bozeman, Montana area, where Miller has accepted a new position as a Success Advisor at Montana State University (MSU). In this role, Miller will help young MSU students make a successful transition to university life as part of the advisement team at MSU’s Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success.
Stepping into Miller’s role at the School of Music for the duration of the 2017-18 academic year is Music History graduate student LeAnn Wheless Martin, who has been serving as the school’s admissions and recruitment coordinator this past academic year along with teaching in the Music History program.
Miller expressed thanks and fare-thee-wells in an email to UW Music faculty and staff:
“I am so very excited to be able to still work closely with students, no longer deal with the Everett-to-Seattle commute (which is horrible), to have a more balanced life between work and family, and enjoy wide open spaces,” she wrote. “If some of you remember, I am from the Midwest, so I am looking forward to a bit slower lifestyle. With all that said, I will miss you all dearly, miss the School of Music with all my heart, and will keep an eye on ALL of you and our students. I have been so lucky to be part of this family for almost 12 years and will keep you close forever.”