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MAC Welcomes New Dean of Career & Technical Education Division
6/14/2017 1:00:00 AM
By: Sarah Haas, Communications Director

PARK HILLS – With the beginning of the new fiscal year at Mineral Area College, a man familiar to the college’s Career & Technical Education Division (CTE) will soon be in charge.

Roger McMillian, of Park Hills, a 20-year business and computer networking instructor for the college, has been hired to fill the vacancy that will soon be left by Gil Kennon, who announced his retirement plans earlier this spring. The MAC Board of Trustees made it official at its regularly-scheduled meeting on June 15. The transition is expected to take place July 1, when the new fiscal year starts.

As dean of CTE, McMillian will join the President’s Cabinet, which includes the dean of Student Services, the dean of Arts & Sciences, the human resources director, the chief financial officer and the facilities director.

McMillian, as dean, will oversee 39 full-time faculty and 143 adjunct faculty members in the CTE division, which includes such programs as nursing, business education, computer information services, law enforcement and manufacturing technology.

McMillian began working for the college in 1997 as a professor of business education and computer networking. He became department chair of Business Education and Computer Networking in 2001, and became computer information systems coordinator (which reports to the dean of Arts & Sciences) in 2016. He has also been an adjunct professor for Central Methodist University at their MAC center in Park Hills since 2002.

Before coming to MAC, McMillian worked at Sanford Brown College in Granite City, Ill., from 1988-1990. From 1990-93, He worked as a systems support representative and as an implementation consultant for Alcon Systems Inc. in St. Louis. From 1993-97, he worked for AMS Services Inc. as a Novell System support representative, as an online coordinator and as a technical analyst.

Among the awards received while at MAC, McMillian can include Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education, Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year (2017); Faculty Member of the Year (2016, 2013); Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013); Missouri Phi Beta Lambda Adviser of the Year, and Outstanding Business Education, SEMO District Business Education Association (2006); Outstanding Business Educator, Post-Secondary, Missouri Business Education Association (2005).

McMillian holds several degrees, including a master of business administration from Missouri Baptist University (2008); master of science in education from Southwest Baptist University (1999); bachelor’s degree in business education from Southeast Missouri State University (1986); an associate degree from MAC (1984) and a certificate in data processing from Leadbelt Area Vocational School, the precursor to UniTec (1982).

McMillian has worked on a number of projects related to the college’s regional accreditation, attended Leadership Academy in 2010, and has been instrumental on a number of committees, special projects, strategic plans and academic advisory and implementation efforts.

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