FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Raymond Miller Hall of Champions, located in the Broyles Athletic Center, will be formally dedicated during ceremonies on Saturday morning. The luxurious 6,500-square foot banquet and multi-purpose facility has been in use since August in the space that formerly housed the Razorbacks’ weight room.
The facility will officially be named for the late Dr. Raymond Miller, the first African-American member of the University of Arkansas’ Board of Trustees. Miller was a long-time supporter of both the University and the athletic department and was instrumental in the integration of Razorback athletics.
Miller enjoyed distinguished careers in the military, medical and business fields as well as serving as a leader in higher education in Arkansas. The native of Cotton Plant, Ark., passed away on Aug. 23, 2005, at the age of 68.
“Dr. Raymond Miller was truly a difference maker in every aspect of his life,” Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles said. “He was a tireless supporter of the University of Arkansas and was a loyal Razorback fan. He was at the forefront of integration in the medical field and in intercollegiate athletics in Arkansas. We are extremely grateful for his contributions and are honored to have his name on this beautiful new facility.”
Dr. Miller’s wife, Clarice, and the couple’s children, Phillip and Terri, will also be honored in Saturday’s ceremonies. The dedication will culminate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a luncheon.