M.A. Drury University
Mark Miller is the chief media relations officer for Ozarks Technical Community College. In this role, Mr. Miller is the liaison between the college and the news media. Mr. Miller looks for opportunities to communicate the great stories happening at OTC while also managing the college’s brand reputation. He has earned OTC coverage at media outlets in Kansas City, St. Louis and Kentucky.
Mr. Miller was promoted to his media relations position in December of 2020. He came to OTC in January of 2014 as the College Director of Communications and Marketing. In that role, Mr. Miller directed the college’s marketing and advertising strategies, managed a multi-million dollar budget and supervised a team of nine employees. Graphic design, social media, writing, photography, videography and the website, were directed through the Communications and Marketing department.
Mr. Miller came to OTC from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he served as his alma mater’s spokesperson before family drew him back to the Ozarks. Before leaving for Colorado, Mr. Miller spent nearly six years as the associate director of communications at Drury University in Springfield. At Drury, he was responsible for media relations and the university’s video program. Highlights of his time at Drury include the university’s placement in the “Chronicle of Higher Education,” “The Kansas City Star,” “The St. Louis Post-Dispatch” and the “Boston Globe.”
Prior to entering higher education, Mr. Miller enjoyed a 15-year career in television, working as a sports and news anchor in Nebraska, Kentucky and Missouri. During his time as a reporter, he covered a Super Bowl, numerous NCAA Basketball Tournaments and spent several days reporting at the United Nations. Mr. Miller also earned valuable marketing experience as a television salesperson during his media career.
While working at Drury, Mr. Miller earned a Master of Arts in Communication from Drury to complement his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Colorado.