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Lillian Miller

Assistant Dean

Department: Administration


Phone: (405) 325 - 2072

Office location: Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, Suite 180

Education: BA, Human Services Counseling - East Central University

M.Ed., Higher Education Leadership - University of Arkansas

Ph.D., Adult and Higher Education - University of Oklahoma (in progress)

Courses taught: UCOL 1002, First-Year Foundations

UCOL 2022, Strategies for Success

UCOL 1022, Perspectives on Happiness

CAS 1543, Ethical and Intercultural Leadership

About Lillian Miller:

Lillian is passionate about guiding students in their academic, social, and personal development processes. In her role as the assistant dean, Lillian has opportunity to work closely with students who have experienced great impediments to their academic success as well as students who have excelled academically in their first year at OU. She also helps to lead curriculum development for multiple courses at the university.

In addition to her role as Assistant Dean, Lillian directs the Ethical and Intercultural Leadership course in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences.  She has previously served as director of the now First Year Learning and Engagement Office and in first-year academic advising. She created the OU Citizen textbook and was recognized as the 2021-2022 Outstanding University College Seminar Instructor Award, the 2009 Oklahoma Academic Advising Association's Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award, the 2008-09 Outstanding Instructor of the Year for the Gateway course,  and the 2007 Provost's Advisory Committee Outstanding New Advisor Award. Lillian enjoys traveling and spending time with her large family and her friends. She also loves attending sporting events and cheering loudly for OU!

What is your favorite OU tradition?

My favorite OU tradition is the singing of the OU chant--it is such a special moment to have everyone standing with an index finger in the air all singing lyrics that unite us all.

What do you like most about working with new students?

My favorite thing about working with new students is helping them channel their excitement about the many possibilities OU has to offer into informed decision making about the college experience they hope to create for themselves.

What advice would you give to OU first year students?

Do not be afraid to take risks. Continue to challenge yourself and to get out of your comfort zone.