Pueblo Community College names two new deans

PUEBLO – Pueblo Community College welcomed two new deans on July 1. 

Young Kim is the new dean of arts and sciences and Andrew Miller is the dean of health professions and public safety.

“I could not be more pleased with the addition of Dr. Kim and Dr. Miller,” said PCC President Patty Erjavec. “Both of them bring a wealth of higher education experience and expertise and are sure to complement our dynamic leadership team here at PCC.”

Kim has been on the faculty of the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., since 2004. Since 2019, he has served as chair of the department of law, politics and society and he has been director of the school’s international studies program since 2013. 

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science and diplomacy from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. He earned his Ph.D. in political science and international relations from Texas Tech University in 2003.

Kim and his wife, Youn, have two children, Christine and Edward. He enjoys being in the outdoors, cooking with family, and traveling to his native country of South Korea to visit his extended family and friends. 

He replaces Jeff Alexander, who accepted a position with a community college in another state.

Since 2015, Miller has worked at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, holding numerous positions as a professor and administrator. He holds multiple professional certifications including athletic trainer, performance enhancement specialist, first aid and CPR/AED professional rescuer and American Red Cross instructor.

A community college graduate, Miller received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from William Woods University in 2013 and a master’s in teaching in 2015 from Columbia College in Missouri. He recently earned his Doctor of Health Sciences degree with a concentration in leadership and organizational behavior from A. T. Still University.

Miller is a native of England and grew up in New Zealand. He has lived in the United States since 2008. He is a single parent to his 11-year-old son, Zavier, and they have a 2-year-old dog, Brody.

Miller replaces Mary Chavez, who retired after nearly 30 years with PCC.