Bobby K. Marks, who came to Sam Houston State Teachers College 36 years ago as an instructor of management, was named the 11th president of Sam Houston State University on Tuesday.
Marks was selected for the position by the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System. He had been approved by the regents as the only finalist for the position on May 2, after serving as interim president since October 16, 1995.
Before being appointed interim president, Marks served 11 years as a vice president in the areas of academic affairs and student services, and prior to that, 15 years as an academic dean.
Born in Louisiana and raised in Beaumont, Marks earned his bachelor's degree at Lamar University, his master's at the University of North Texas, and his doctorate at the University of Arkansas.