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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Reverend Stanley Miller

Reverend Stanley Miller, an Emeritus Member of the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Visiting Committee passed away recently. Rev. Miller served the community in a variety of roles during a distinguished career and is remembered as a champion for equity, justice, and children.

Rev. Miller served as the Executive Director of the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP from 2005-2011. In addition, he served as Director of Community Relations for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, President of the Warrensville Heights City Schools Board of Education, and a Vice President at Ameritech. Rev. Miller was also a pastor at several local churches. 

“Reverend Stanley Miller, a great Northeast Ohio citizen, did many things and occupied many roles, all to the betterment of the community,” said Dr. Roland V. Anglin, Dean and Professor at the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs. “Reverend Miller was everywhere, trying to make a positive difference when it counted. I am saddened by his loss, but his legacy of public service will persist in the lives he touched and the causes that he took on as his calling. The world is better for his service and involvement.”

The Cleveland NAACP shared the following tribute to Rev. Stanley Miller:

“We have always admired his passion, resilience, and work ethic. Stanley was selfless and always giving of his time. He was a bridge between the legacy of Cleveland’s NAACP past and present, and his great knowledge of social activism was captivating…As a long-time freedom fighter and activist, Mr. Miller’s legacy will live on and breathe through the next generation of freedom fighters as the Cleveland NAACP continues to ‘Advance Equity Forward.’”

Rev. Miller is survived by his wife Ronnie, sons Stanley Jr. and Steven, and seven grandchildren.

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