COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland is honoring longtime state Senate president Mike Miller by renaming its administration building for him.
The Main Administration Building in College Park will now be known as the Thomas V. Miller, Jr., Administration Building.READ MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated
In a video announcing the renaming, the university called Miller a visionary leader who helped shape the campus into what it is today.
“Senator Miller not only shaped Maryland’s entire system of higher education, he helped build our university’s modern campus, the video said. “He provided state support for dozens of projects, including the Bioscience Research Building, Xfinity Center, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the Physical Sciences Complex and Cole Field House.”READ MORE: ‘This Loss Is Ours As A City’ Baltimore Hockey Team Mourns Two Young Members, Murdered In East Baltimore Shooting
Miller is the longest-serving state Senate president and advocated for higher education institutions during his tenure.MORE NEWS: Local Small Business Owners Share How American Rescue Plan Funding Helped To Keep Them Afloat
He stepped down in October as he battles prostate cancer.