Bobby K. Marks

Bobby Marks


1970-84 SHSU COBA Dean
1984-90 SHSU Vice-President for Academic Affairs
1990-96 SHSU Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Student Services
Oct. 16, 1995 SHSU Interim President
Jun. 4, 1996 Becomes 11th President of SHSU
Aug. 20, 2001 Retires from presidency


Bobby Kees Marks served twice as interim president and later as the eleventh president (1995-2001).

Marks earned his bachelor's degree at Lamar University, his master's at the University of North Texas, and Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas.

He came to SHSTC in 1960 as an instructor of management, teaching in the same building that would be named in his honor 41 years later. Marks later served as dean of the College of Business Administration and vice-president for Academic Affairs and Student Services.

Named President Emeritus upon his retirement, the 85-year-old Administration Building was renamed in his honor.

A portion of Avenue H between 15th Street and Avenue I, on the eastern edge of the campus, was renamed Bobby K. Marks Drive following his retirement. A section of University Avenue is also named Bob and Colleen Marks Boulevard.

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