A native of Gettysburg, Ohio, Miller was known to many Mid-Ohio Valley residents for his work as president of WVU-P for 18 years, retiring in 2000. It was Miller's goal to expand the then-Parkersburg Community College (PCC) beyond its two-year degree program and begin offering four-year bachelor degrees beginning in 1991, something few community colleges offered at that time. Miller was instrumental in PCC developing its relationship with West Virginia University and becoming a regional campus of the university as WVU-P.

Eldon received his BS Degree at Manchester College, MA Degree at Miami University, and PHD at New Mexico State. Eldon taught and coached at Gettysburg, Westmont and Greenville Schools. Eldon was the Dean of Students at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas, Professor in the PHD Program at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., and was instrumental in helping with the setup of Community Colleges on Indian Reservations. Eldon was involved in the American Council on Education and Council on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.

In his estate, he left a gift to the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation to forever support the education needs and opportunities of our community. The fund annually awards grants to programs serving both youth and adults.