Dr. Mark Rasor
Dr. Mark Rasor is a Miami native and grew up just a mile from campus. As a child, he as many NEO events (football, basketball, theater, etc.) as possible and remembers NEO being an integral part of the Miami community.
After graduating from Miami High School in 1978, he attended Baylor University to major in Business Administration/Accounting. He graduated from Baylor in 1982 and earned his Certified Public Account license in 1984. In 2007 he entered the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO where he would graduate with honors in 2013. The following year, he entered the Doctor of Education (EdD) program at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he received his doctoral degree in May 2017.
Upon graduating from Baylor University Dr. Rasor accepted a staff auditor position with Price Waterhouse in the Houston, TX office. After three years with Price Waterhouse, he resigned to enter the family business. Over the next 22 years, he managed several wholesale and retail operations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.
In December of 2007, he joined the business office at NEO as the staff accountant. He was promoted to Assistant Vice President for Fiscal Affairs/Controller two years later and in July 2012; he became the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs.
Dr. Rasor has two married sons, Daniel and Andrew and four grandchildren. He is an active member of First Baptist Church, Miami, where he teaches a Sunday school class and has served as treasurer.
During his tenure as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rasor has overseen the construction of several new student housing projects including Milligan Hall. He was also critical in the renegotiation of the distribution terms of the Dobson Trust, which had recently fallen to approximately $80,000. Under the new terms, the College will receive nearly $500,000 annually without depleting the trust. Dobson distributions are used to fund student scholarships and professional development for faculty.
“Under Dr. Hale’s leadership, NEO is placed on a very sound foundation. He has consistently emphasized having an attitude of excellence in everything we do. He has driven us to be a national leader among two-year colleges. As interim president, I will seek to continue that attitude of excellence and to sustain the momentum we have built. Row Norse, Row.”