When you enter the Office of the President, you’re likely to receive a warm greeting from Nancy Mikos. Nancy arrived at NEOMED earlier this year, and as the administrative specialist for the Office of the President, she plays an instrumental role in the daily operations of the office through her support of those around her. The Pulse sat down with Nancy to learn more about her role and background.
Where are you originally from and when did you move to Northeast Ohio?
I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, near Indiana, Pennsylvania (about a two-and-a-half hour drive from Rootstown). I’ve lived in the Youngstown/Canfield area since 1998 so I feel like I’m officially an Ohioan.
What brought you to NEOMED?
I received a text from a friend who heard about the position and said it was the perfect for me. I applied and here I am!
What motivated you to work in the higher education field?
My degree is in business education, and I taught high school for 15 years. I taught everything from accounting and personal finance to keyboarding and office procedures, and many other courses in between.
When I was searching for a new career, my heart kept guiding me back to the education world. It feels right to be here.
What do you enjoy about working at NEOMED?
I love that the staff is so goal-oriented, and work focused with the same vision of creating transformational leaders. Working with so many different groups and committees within our office, it’s nice to see the end goal is the same. Everyone has NEOMED’s best interest at hand.
What are some things you like to do outside of work?
We love to play cards and games with our friends; Euchre and Tripoley are the go-tos in our house. There is always some sort of DIY or craft project going on around the house that I’m working on as well.