Effective July 1, 2023, Mark Miller, CMA, CCIM, CPM, became the newest member of the Mercy College of Health Sciences Board of Directors. At the conclusion of the fiscal year on June 30, the Board of Directors welcomed Miller into his role and redistributed responsibilities for the existing Executive Committee Board members.  

Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Simpson  College in Indianola, Iowa. For over 30 years, Miller worked in the real estate and financial  services industries overseeing corporate mergers, company integrations, and financial  management operations. Miller retired in 2017 from DuPont/Dow/Pioneer, where he served  most recently as director of facility services and real estate.  

Beyond his professional and corporate experience, Miller has volunteered his time and expertise at several non-profit organizations, including as a member of the Simpson College Board of Trustees, executive committee member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, former president and director of the Johnston Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Van Meter Community School District, and many others.   

 In addition to his community involvement, Miller has been a generous supporter of Mercy College. Recently, Miller established his own Mercy College scholarship fund in honor of his wife and Mercy College alumna Anne (Landgraf) Miller (‘79), who passed away in December 2022.   

The Mercy College of Health Sciences Board of Directors approved Miller’s appointment to the Board on May 15, 2023. Miller assumed his role on the Board on July 1, and will serve an initial term of three years.   

Along with Miller’s appointment, several changes in responsibilities on the Executive Committee took effect at the beginning of July. Joyce Lillis, MSN, who previously served as Secretary of the Board, assumed the role of Vice Chair, while Paul Erickson, who most recently served as Vice Chair and Treasurer, stepped into the role of Board Secretary. He will retain his role as Treasurer. Emily McAllister, JD, will also retain her role as Chair of the Board. All changes to the Board’s membership and roles went into effect on July 1, 2023. 

 “I am ecstatic to work with Mark in his new role as Board Member. His generosity, leadership, and professional experience will be a phenomenal addition to our Board of Directors, and Mercy College will only benefit from his guidance,” Mercy College President Dr. Adreain Henry, OD, EdD, stated. “Our strong Executive Committee will reinvigorate our school, and I have faith that their experienced leadership will take Mercy College to new heights as we rise to meet and exceed our mission and vision of becoming a locally and regionally recognized leader in healthcare education.”  

 The Mercy College of Health Sciences Board of Directors serves as the governing body of Mercy College and is committed, at a strategic level, to its fiduciary responsibilities of educational quality, fiscal integrity, and assuring the effectiveness of the College and its various constituencies. In shaping the College’s strategies and policies, the Board engages in a culture of accountability, transparency, and the highest ethical standards.   

Learn more about the Mercy College of Health Sciences Board of Directors at mchs.edu/Board

About Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences is a health sciences specialty school rooted in the Catholic heritage of the Sisters of Mercy. Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, Mercy College offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, certificates, and continuing education courses. Through our unique hands-on learning, unparalleled clinical rotations, and accelerated education offerings, our students are prepared to enter the workforce quickly with the critical skills necessary to make an immediate impact in their chosen healthcare careers. Guided by our Core Values of Knowledge, Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence, Mercy College has been transforming students into successful healthcare professionals for over 120 years.