Martin University hopes that having a new president will bring stability to its Eastside campus and a boost to its fundraising efforts.
The appointment of George E. Miller III, announced Monday, marks the end of a 14-month period during which the university had no permanent president. Miller will be the third president in the school's 35-year history.
"It truly does (bring stability)," said John Bartlett, chairman of the university's board of trustees. "One of the things that has hampered our fundraising is that no one knew who our president was going to be."
Bartlett said Miller, a former astrophysicist for NASA, impressed the university with his extensive background in academics and his experience with fundraising.