Dean Mary Miles

Title: Dean of Nursing and Health Professions

Area of Expertise: Medical-Surgical Nursing; Pharmacology; Leadership & Management; Advanced Practice Nursing; End of Life Care.

What I love about OCC: I’ve been involved in higher education for 20 years and I still can’t sleep the night before the first day of classes because I’m so excited – to see students, faculty and staff. My second favorite day of the year is Commencement. As educators, I think it is important to give witness to the accomplishment of graduation, to recognize the challenges students have overcome to cross the stage, and to celebrate in the joy with family and friends.

Hidden talent: Enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, biking and winter sports

Campus location: Highland Lakes