About the Center

The Miller Retail Center was founded in 1988 by former JCPenney Vice Chairman and UF Warrington alumnus David Miller (BSBA '51). The Center is one of just three business school-based retail centers in the country. All of the services offered to students are funded through sponsoring companies and individual gifts.


To stimulate student interest in pursuing careers in retailing and expose students to the various opportunities that exist within the industry.

Annual Impact

In 2015-2016, the Center impacted 1,880 students through classes, advising, internships, seminars, the retail minor, student organizations, seminars and career placements.

Since the founding, the Center has placed 4000+ students in full-time careers, 6,500+ interns, and have exposed over 50,000 students to retail.


The Miller Center undertakes a broad range of activities which are are selected to meet the needs of a variety of retailers including:

  • developing educational programs in retailing for undergraduates
  • stimulating student interest in retailing careers
  • offering continuing education programs, hosting conferences, sponsoring workshops and seminars

Our Students

Types of roles our graduates are prepared to fill:

  1. Store Management
  2. Planning/Buying
  3. Retail Operations
  4. Field Sales/Headquarter Sales
  5. Accounting
  6. Finance
  7. Logistics
  8. Marketing
  9. Purchasing
  10. Social Media

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College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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