Harris N. Miller

Biography

Harris N. Miller

Harris N. Miller is President and CEO of the Career College Association (CCA), a national trade association with over 1600 members representing accredited market-funded institutions of higher education based in Washington, DC. He oversees the day to day operations of the nation’s premier trade group for career education. Under his leadership, the organization has grown substantially and successfully advocated for policies that benefit students who attend CCA member schools, especially substantial increases in student financial aid.

Prior to joining CCA in 2007, Mr. Miller narrowly lost the 2006 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat to Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) who went on to defeat the Republican incumbent. Before that, he had an 11-year stint as President of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA – now TechAmerica), the nation’s oldest and largest computer software and services trade association and its international counterpart, the World Information Technology and Services Association (WITSA). Prior to assuming the ITAA helm, Harris ran a small business, served as an official in President Carter’s Administration and held senior staff posts in both the US House and Senate.

He served seven years on the Board of Directors of ITT Educational Services and was recently appointed by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to the Commission on Virginia’s Future. He serves on the Board of Sequoia Voting Systems. He appears regularly in the media discussing workforce and higher education issues and speaks frequently at conferences and events. He holds leadership positions in community organizations such as the American Heart Association and the Virginia Opera.

Mr. Miller is a 1972 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, which recognized him in 2004 as its Legacy Laureate. In 1975, he earned a Master of Philosophy degree from Yale University.