The University of Wisconsin System has hired David Miller, already a top financial official for the system, to the job of senior vice president for administration and fiscal affairs. He will replace Michael Morgan, who's been in the job on an interim basis and was a finalist for the permanent job, in July.

"David has earned the trust and respect of people inside and outside the UW System," said President Kevin Reilly in a statement. "As a member of my Cabinet, he has offered a rich, valuable perspective, shaped by this broad experience across Wisconsin."

Miller currently serves as associate vice president of capital planning and budget. He will remain in that job until taking over for Morgan in July.

Since 2003, Miller has been responsible for facilities planning and development at the 26 University of Wisconsin campuses, managing biennial capital budgets that typically exceed $750 million. He also recently served as the system's lead staff representative to the state Legislature's special task force on UW restructuring and operational flexibilities. Miller joined the system in 1997.

Besides Miller and Morgan, other finalists included William Decatur and Tim Propp.

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