Brian Miller ’80 was a President’s Endowed Scholar (PES) when he was earning a bachelor’s in accounting at Texas A&M University many years ago. That scholarship was a springboard to a rewarding career in finance. It also created an example he was determined to follow.
“The example my donor set allowed me to attend Texas A&M and has been front of mind for me since I was a student,” Brian said. “That example inspired me, and I hope that I can encourage others to do the same.”
Brian and his wife, Vicki, have already endowed a PES and study abroad scholarships for students at Mays Business School, as well as a football scholarship under the 12th Man Foundation’s 1922 Fund, but they wanted to do more. They recently created a planned gift in their wills that will provide $7.5 million for future Texas A&M scholarships. “We are passing it on,” Vicki said. “These gifts were made out of the love and passion we feel for Texas A&M.”
The Millers enjoy the personal relationship afforded by the President’s Endowed Scholarship program, where donors and scholarship recipients are encouraged to connect and share. Their first PES student has just finished his fourth year at Mays Business School. The pride in Brian’s voice is evident as he talks about the young man’s academic success.
Brian’s own academic success as an Aggie prepared him for his successful finance career. He is currently the CFO of Tyler Technologies, where he has served for 23 years. Due in part to his leadership, Tyler Technologies has grown exponentially. It was added to the S&P 500 in June 2020 and recorded revenues in excess of $1 billion for the first time in 2019.
“Vicki and I are fortunate to have had great educations and are glad to now be in a position to make a meaningful gift that will help others,” Brian said.
Beyond scholarship giving, Brian is also looking for other ways to be active on campus. He hopes that when he retires, he will be able to be more involved with Mays Business School, passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation.
To learn more about planning a gift for tomorrow's business leaders, please contact Jennifer Hester '98 by completing the form below.