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Terry Miller

Terry Miller

Terry Miller is director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics and the Elsie Hillman Civic Forum. Miller has served as a consultant on special initiatives to The Pittsburgh Foundation, Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the Power of 32 Regional Visioning Initiative, and has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to her tenure at the Institute of Politics, Miller was founder and first executive director of POWER, the Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery. Miller has presented at national and local conferences on issues of race, gender and public policy, community organizing, addictions counseling, and gender-​specific programming and meets regularly with international dignitaries on issues of social inclusion, governance and fiscal policy, workforce development, health and human services, and justice and social responsibility.

Honey, I Have an Idea…

In May of 2013, Renny Clark and I arrived at the Hillman residence at 11 a.m. Our mission was to propose the creation of a forum for student civic engagement at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics and hopefully the seed of an endowment to support the forum’s work.

Sticks & bones

I walk along the green grated fence at Frick Park scavenging for tennis balls that found their way to the soft slopes of clay and into the dew covered grass and clover. I smile as I spot each ball, then capture it in the ball shagger. Breathing in the morning’s cool breeze, I…
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