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academic administrator , educator , writer

Barry Miller Buxton, American academic administrator, writer, educator. Recipient Community Historian of Year award North Carolina Society Historians, 1989, Distinguished Service award North Carolina Society Historians, 1987; named Outstanding Fund Raiser, National Society Fundrising Executives, 1996; Lovill fellow Appalachian State University, 1971.


Buxton, Barry Miller was born on August 5, 1949 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States. Son of Augustin Kinnard and Carrie (Miller) Buxton.


Bachelor of Science, Appalachian State University, 1971. Master of Arts, Appalachian State University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1976.


Dean Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1977-1981. Executive director, director press Appalachian Consortium, Boone, North Carolina, 1982-1990. Executive director Health Adventure Museum, Asheville, 1991-1995.

Director Museum Health and Medical School, Houston, 1995-1998. President, Chief Executive Officer Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum, Savannah, Georgia, 1998-2000. Vice president institutional advancement Savannah College Art and Design, 2000—2005, Atlanta, 2005—2006, vice president special projects Savannah, 2006—2010.

President Lees–McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina, since 2010. Consultant Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1993-1995, Girl Scouts United States, New York City, 1984. Principal researcher National Park Service, Asheville, 1987-1990.

Project director National Humanities Council, Washington, 1986-1987.



Trustee Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Institute Bioscis., Houston, 1996-1998, Historic Savannah Foundation Young Men’s Christian Association, Savannah, Georgia, 1998-1999, Bethesda Home for Boys, since 2000, Lucas Theater, since 2003. Member policy council Texas Medical Center, Houston, 1995-1998, chairman, 2003, chairman board directors. Board directors Convention and Visitors Bureau, Savannah, 1998-1999, Chamber of Commerce Sanavannah, since 2002.

Board directors North Carolina Health Alliance, 1993-1995, Savannah Economic Development Authority, 1998-1999. Vice president Project ASSIST, 1994-1995. Member Houston Museums Association (vice president, 1996-1998), North Carolina Science Museums (vice president 1993-1995).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, bicycling, hiking, landscape architecture, history.


Married Deborah Keyes, June 15, 1984. Children: Loren Augustin, Peter I.

Augustin Kinnard Buxton

Carrie (Miller) Buxton

Deborah Keyes

Loren Augustin Buxton

Peter I. Buxton