MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — The Kansas State University IGP Institute announced on Nov. 3 that Brandi Miller has been appointed the interim associate director of the institute. Miller was formerly the institute’s assistant director and distance education program coordinator.

“Under Brandi’s leadership the distance education program has grown significantly,” said Gordon Smith, IGP Institute director and grain science and industry department head. “We are excited to have Brandi’s innovative ideas and outstanding leadership guiding the programming and team at the IGP Institute.”

Miller joined the institute in January 2010. Since she began, the distance education offering has grown from nine courses in 2010 to 34 in 2015. She was promoted to assistant director in September 2014 to assume some of the administrative duties of a growing IGP Institute program.

She has a bachelor’s degree in bakery science and management and master’s degree in adult, occupational and continuing education. Both degrees were obtained at Kansas State University.

“I am excited to be stepping in as interim associate director,” said Miller. “IGP has a strong history with internal and external stakeholders and I look forward to continue to build those relationships to strengthen our programming.”

Along with fulfilling her administrative duties, Miller plans to continue her leadership of the distance education program. She assumes this new administrative position from Mark Fowler, associate director and flour milling curriculum manager, who announced his departure effective in December.

The IGP Institute offers professional trainings in the areas of feed manufacturing and grain quality management, grain marketing and risk management, and grain processing and flour milling.

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