Dr. Alan D. Marble
Dr. Alan D. Marble is the fifth president of Missouri Southern State University.
After serving for nearly a full year as Missouri Southern's interim president, he was named president by the MSSU Board of Governors on June 3, 2014.
Before coming to Missouri Southern, Marble had retired from Crowder College after serving the school for 27 years, including seven as president. He had previously served as business manager and dean of development.
Prior to his career in higher education, Marble owned and operated a testing and placement service that worked with many leading insurance companies nationwide to assist injured claimants in their efforts to become retrained and employable. He sold the company in 1986 to begin his career in higher education.
Dr. Marble is an alumnus of Missouri Southern, earning a bachelor's degree in 1979. He earned a master's degree from Pittsburg State University in 1986, and his doctorate in higher education administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Nebraska in 2006.
In addition to numerous awards for his private industry work as well as his efforts in higher education, Dr. Marble was a founding member of the board of directors for the Missouri Energy Initiative, served on the Missouri Higher Education Performance Funding Task Force, was appointed by Governor Nixon to the Missouri Tax Credit Reform Commission and is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International.
“I am proud, humbled and very grateful to have the opportunity to serve as the next president of Missouri Southern State University,” said Marble. “I pledge to represent and support our terrific students, faculty and staff to the very best of my ability.”