The Austin College community is saddened by the death of Charles “Bo” Miller ’61 on December 25, 2018. He served as a member of the College’s Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1998 and remained a senior trustee until his death.
Bo, a 1961 graduate of Austin College, was a star football player for the Kangaroos. His heart and interest remained with athletics and student-athletes throughout his life. Much of his generosity toward the College was in support of athletics projects and scholarships for academically talented students. He and his wife, Lasandra Fagg Miller, also a graduate of the College, were inaugural 2012 inductees into the Robert T. Mason Giving, which recognizes cumulative leadership gifts in support of athletics programs at the College and honors the legacy of the late Robert T. Mason, former student, coach, faculty member, and athletic director for the College.
A quarterback for the Kangaroo football squad during his college days, Bo earned NAIA All-America and All-Texas College honors in 1960. He was twice named the program’s most outstanding player and still holds the College’s record for most total yards of offense, piling up 6,068 in his career. A 1967 inductee into the Austin College Hall of Honor, he was inducted into the NAIA Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
Bo was also a standout in the classroom, graduating cum laude and later earning an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School of Business. Bo is remembered each spring as the Department of Athletics honors one male and one female athlete with the Bo Miller Scholar-Athlete Awards, recognizing the two seniors with the highest grade point average over the course of their careers.
A leader known throughout Dallas, Bo worked for more than 50 years with Bolanz & Miller Realtors and served his community in many key volunteer roles.
For more about Bo’s enduring athletic achievements, see the Athletics News release.
The Miller family has a long record of excellence at Austin College. The community offers condolences to Bo’s wife, Lasandra Fagg Miller ‘61, and the extended family.
A well-known Dallas business leader and community volunteer, Bo worked for more than 50 years with Bolanz & Miller Realtors.
See the family’s full obituary.