2018 Distinguished Alumni
M.S. Geography '72
Mark Miller grew up in Dallas and graduated from Denton High School in 1966. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in 1970, he enrolled in the geography master’s program at OSU, studying cultural and sports geography under Dr. John Rooney.
After completing his M.S. in 1972, he was commissioned into the Air Force through OSU’s ROTC. While serving as a nuclear missile launch officer, Miller earned a second M.S. degree from the University of Central Missouri. Upon completing his military service, he entered the financial-services industry, ultimately serving as President of Allied Bank-Bedford, Texas. While pursuing his career, Miller completed his third master’s degree, an MBA in banking and finance in 1980 from the University of North Texas in Denton.
During his long banking and finance career, Miller often drew upon his knowledge of geography while evaluating large-scale development projects and bank expansion opportunities.
Upon retirement, he has embarked on a second "career" in volunteerism, serving on numerous boards and committees within his local community.
Miller and his wife, Susan, recently celebrated their 40 anniversary. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.