Dr. Norman leaves OBU

By Jacob Factor, Features Editor   (Courtesy photo/OBU PR department)

April 2 Stan Norman, provost and executive vice president of campus life, left OBU and became the president of Williams Baptist University in northeast Arkansas.

He told the PR department his time at OBU was a rewarding experience.

“I have been privileged to be a part God’s great blessings upon this university,” he said to the PR department. “I have learned much about Christian higher education, and I pray that God was able to use my service and contributions in some way to advance the mission of OBU.”

Norman began his tenure at OBU March 2009.

“Stan Norman is a gifted administrator and educator who is committed to distinctively Christian and academically excellent higher education,” president Whitlock said to the PR department when Norman first arrived on campus.

“He shares our vision for continually broadening the effectiveness of our university as we approach our second century of service.”

According to the OBU website, Norman oversaw and coordinated with administrators in academic affairs, student development, spiritual life, university advancement, enrollment management and university communications while he was here at OBU.

Williams Baptist University’s board of trustees told the PR department Norman was at the top of their choices for president.

“His experience and the wonderful demeanor we saw in him and his wife, Joy, are an ideal fit for our university. We are delighted to welcome them to Williams,” J.R. Cox, chair of the Williams Board of Trustees, told the PR department.

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