Stephen P. Mikles came to St Petersburg College as an Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care in 1979 from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical Center. He served as the Program Director of St. Petersburg College’s Respiratory Care Program from 1986 to 2013.
He held several leadership positions in local and national Respiratory Care organizations including terms as president and treasurer of the Committee for Accreditation in Respiratory Care. He was a reviewer and contributor to several Respiratory Care publications and served on numerous St. Petersburg College committees and focus groups.
Despite his accomplishments on the national level, he was best known for his skill and dedication in the classroom for he was a caring and energetic educator.
He received a B.S. degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, and a master’s degree and an Education Specialist degree from the University of South Florida.
He passed away on July 4, 2013, and is greatly missed by his family and colleagues.