Crowder Foundation Honors Marble Outstanding Alum

Neosho, MO – Dr. Alan Marble, a 1973 graduate of Crowder College, has been named the school’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by the Crowder College Foundation.

He was presented the award at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, in Wright Conference Center in Farber Hall on the Neosho campus.


Dr. Marble has the unusual distinction of serving as president at two of the schools that awarded him degrees.


“Dr. Marble’s leadership has made Southwest Missouri a better place to learn and live,” said Scott Wade, Foundation president. “We are proud that he got his start at Crowder.”


In 1979, he graduated from Missouri Southern State College, now known as Missouri Southern State University. He joined the Crowder staff as director of continuing education in 1986. He later became dean of business and support services, and in 2006 was named interim president at Crowder. He became Crowder president the following year.


In 2013 Dr. Marble became interim president of MSSU and was named permanent president the following year. He retired from that position in June.


Dr. Marble and his wife, Lori, live in Neosho.

Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Steven Brunson