Oral Roberts University President Mark Rutland to Step Down Within 2 Years

20110927_A1_A3rutland0927.jpgOral Roberts University President Mark Rutland announced to students, faculty and staff Monday morning that he will step down within two years.

“After more than 30 years leading organizations, I feel it will be time in the next year or two to transition from day-to-day executive leadership into a new phase in my career,” said Rutland, 63. 
“I am eager to work with the board to make this process as effective as possible for the long-term benefit of the university.” 
The ORU Board of Trustees announced it has commissioned its leadership committee to begin working on a plan to find a new president. 
“One responsibility of the governing board of a university is to ensure stability through leadership transitions,” said Mart Green, board chairman. “The timeline for the succession plan will be put in place over the coming months. 
“We are looking forward to a long-standing relationship with Dr. Rutland. He brings tremendous value and leadership to the university, something we expect will continue for years to come,” Green said. 
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SOURCE: Tulsa World – Bill Sherman

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