Mark Miller, Dean of Students

Life came full circle for Mark Miller when he rejoined Centenary as the Dean of Students.

Mark Miller
Mark Miller

Miller served here as the Director of Residence Life and later as Assistant Dean of Student Life from 1998 until 2004 before departing for Duke University where he worked as the Director of Executive MBA programs at the Fuqua School of Business.

"We are excited to welcome Mark home after his six-year absence," said Betsy Eaves, Vice President for Student Development and Chaplain of the College. "Mark brings a knowledge and love for Centenary along with the broader experiences from his work with Duke in recent years. The College is at an important turning point and I believe he is coming at the right time. His leadership skills and student development background, along with his love of students, are a great combination."

Miller earned his M.A. in student development from Appalachian State University and is currently a doctoral candidate at North Carolina State University where he is completing his Ed.D. in higher education administration.

"The six years I spent working in the Department of Student Life were extremely rewarding for me, both personally and professionally," said Miller. "I feel a strong connection to Centenary, and believe that this is an ideal time for me to return. I retain much of what I learned from helping to build extremely successful programs during my time there, but enough time has passed that I will also be able to see things with new eyes. I hope this combination of knowledge and perspective will help spark innovation as the department strives to educate and involve students in support of Centenary’s mission and exciting vision for the future. Centenary College is a truly amazing place with wonderful students and colleagues, and I am very honored to have the opportunity to serve as its Dean of Students."

Mark is married to Karin Kivioja-Miller, a Swedish, German and English teacher originally from Turku, Finland.