The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) announced that athletic director David Miller is resigning his position with the university to take a similar position with Upper Iowa University of Fayette, Iowa. Miller was introduced as the new athletic director at Upper Iowa in a news conference this morning.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) announced that athletic director David Miller is resigning his position with the university to take a similar position with Upper Iowa University of Fayette, Iowa. Miller was introduced as the new athletic director at Upper Iowa in a news conference this morning.


UNO Chancellor John Christensen will chair a small group to identify possible athletic director candidates for the university. He said that the group would solicit input from the Athletic Department, UNO athletic committees and booster organizations.


“Filling this position quickly is important. Finding the right person for this job is important,” Christensen said in a release. “UNO has a tremendous reputation and athletic tradition.  This university needs and wants the best.”


UNO did not name an interim athletic director at this time. No decision or timeline to name an interim has been set. Miller has been the athletic director at UNO since May of 2007. He came to Omaha from Southern Methodist University.


"We wish David well as he takes on new challenges at Upper Iowa, which I believe is an excellent fit for him,” Christensen said.


Miller grew up in Manning, Iowa.  He begins his duties at Upper Iowa in May.


“I want to thank Chancellor Christensen and the university for the opportunity to be the Athletic Director at UNO the past two years,” said Miller in a statement. “As well, I want to thank the entire athletic department at UNO. It’s a department that is filled with outstanding coaches, staff and student-athletes. I was impressed every day by their success and accomplishments.”