Marble announces second retirement

Dr. Dex Marble, vice president for academic affairs, announced his return to retirement this week, scheduled for the end of the fiscal year in June 2015. Marble retired as a 25-year member of USAO’s faculty in 1997 and returned to guide the university’s innovative academic program in 2010.

Marble announces second retirement


A senior vice president at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has announced his intention to re-enter retirement at the end of the fiscal year in June 2015.

Dr. Dex Marble, vice president of academic affairs, tendered his resignation to President John Feaver in a letter dated December 15.

Feaver, in a statement released to faculty and administrative staff, praised Marble for his contribution and service to the university.

 “The importance of his service and contribution to this college during the course of his career here cannot be overstated,” Feaver said. “As Vice President over the past five years, his has been a pivotal role in our rapidly escalating success. I and the college will miss him but relish the prospect of his future endeavors.”

Marble served on USAO’s faculty for more than 25 years before retiring in 1997 to pursue a career in law.

He returned in 2009 as a special advisor to the president and then was named vice president of academic affairs in 2010.

In his letter, Marble praised the administration and the faculty as key to the university’s resurgent success, stating that he was “pleased that the collective faculty today is simply the best that I have seen in talent and in devotion to our students and our mission.”

The president announced that a national search for his replacement is underway.