Dr. Mark Rutland currently serves as president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He was the first ORU president not in the Roberts family, and was the choice of the late ORU founder, Oral Roberts, for the position. He was named to head ORU in 2009 after Richard Roberts, the son of Oral Roberts, was forced to resign amid a wrongful termination lawsuit and millions of dollars of debt at ORU. Rutland is a nationally recognized leader in organizational turnaround. In fact, in the past 25 years of leadership, he’s been credited for the dramatic turnaround of three organizations. He’s led a Florida megachurch, Calvary Assembly, out from the brink of bankruptcy, and then brought Southeastern University, an Assemblies of God college in Lakeland, Florida, from a small, dying Bible college to a thriving university in one decade. And now, ORU had reaped benefits of his leadership, as well.
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