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Dr. Marsh Howard named Vice President for NOC Stillwater

Dr. Marsh Howard

Dr. Marsh Howard has been selected to lead the Northern Oklahoma College Stillwater campus as the new vice president for NOC Stillwater and grant development for the college and will assume his new duties June 5, 2023.

Howard currently serves as a member of the social sciences faculty at Northern Oklahoma College Stillwater, and is replacing interim vice president Wade Watkins.

Dr. Clark Harris, President of NOC stated, “I appreciate that Marsh has exceptional teaching skills and experience teaching at NOC Stillwater, as it gives him insights into the challenges that students and faculty experience on a daily basis. Marsh was awarded the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018, and was the NOC Teacher of the Year in 2020.”

Dr. Howard will serve as a member of the NOC Executive Council and will report directly to NOC President Dr. Clark Harris. He will work collaboratively with faculty and staff across the NOC campuses and provide leadership in the planning, organizing, and management of the Stillwater Campus’ at NOC, a multi-campus institution with campuses in Tonkawa and Enid. Howard will also represent the institution to a variety of constituencies and promote the overall mission of the college; and will be responsible for ensuring the success of the NOC/OSU Gateway Program.

“Dr. Howard’s commitment to the NOC/OSU Gateway program, the Stillwater campus and to first generation students will be essential to his success,” said President Harris. “His other professional experiences in higher education and in his psychology and human relations profession will be of benefit in this role. I look forward to having him as a member of Executive Council. He will bring new insights into the executive team.”

On top of his experience at NOC, Howard has worked at Rogers State University and at Potomac State College in Keyser, West Virginia.

Howard worked briefly for an adventure-based residential treatment center in Maryland before returning to Oklahoma for Doctoral program at OSU in Educational Psychology

He worked for Tulsa Boys Home as the Aftercare Coordinator and then as an Academic Advisor for Tulsa Achieves at Tulsa Community College before his teaching career began at OSU and NOC.

Howard received his master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Resource Development from Northeastern State University.

Howard’s wife Mikael Howard is the librarian at Sand Springs 9th Grade Center.  Their son Becket is a middle school student.  Howard’s parents, Jim and Lynn reside in Ponca City.  His hobbies include traveling, hiking, gardening, blacksmithing, and painting.

“I am excited for this new opportunity at NOC Stillwater,” Howard said.  “I am excited to continue the partnership with Oklahoma State University in the Gateway Program and also bring some new ideas for our campus in Stillwater.”

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at