Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ruby Miller: Rio Woman of Distinction

Congratulations to Ruby Miller, Rio’s WLG 2014 Woman of Distinction. She is pictured above, front and center among past Rio honorees.

Honorees are chosen for exemplifying outstanding achievement in the areas of leadership, innovation, service and contribution to women.

Ruby was nominated by her peers, who shared sentiments about how she embodies the qualities of a Women of Distinction. Here are a few excerpts from nominations submitted by Debbie Cloud, Angela Felix, Kerrie Specker, John Jensen, and Jennifer Shantz.

Ruby Miller, Associate Dean, Judicial Affairs
with Rio President, Dr. Chris Bustamante
Ruby demonstrates leadership not only in her role as Associate Dean of Students, but also in her interactions with faculty, staff, and students. She has the amazing ability to balance contradictory perspectives and arrive at fair-minded conclusions that support student success while upholding our institutional integrity. 

Ruby's collegiality, sense of humor, decision-making ability, and willingness to take responsibility for difficult decisions serve as a model for other Maricopa women. Ruby Miller is a valuable asset to the college and district.

Ruby knows her job inside and out. She is a valuable resource when questions of policies and procedures come into play. In difficult situations, Ruby is supportive, she helps determine possible options that may be available in a situation, she will not shy away from a confrontation. At the same time, Ruby holds the students' best interests at heart, she will hold them accountable but she'll do it in a very positive manner. 

The Maricopa Community Colleges WLG will honor Ruby and recipients from the other nine community colleges at a luncheon on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Paradise Valley Community College.

The Women's Leadership Group provides for the continuous development of a strong and supportive work environment for the diverse women of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Photo of Rio Women of Distinction - Front row: Angela Ambrosia, Ruby Miller, and Kishia Brock. Back row: Pat Case, Hazel Davis, Dana Reid, Beatriz Cohen, Sheila Barham, Janine Adkins and Earnestine Harrison.