Dr. Brent Marsh

Name: Dr. Brent Marsh

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7599

Title: Vice President for Student Affairs

Department: Student Affairs

Office: Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center, Room 201D

Dr. Brent MarshDr. Brent Marsh is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Rogers State University.


Ph.D., Higher Education Administration
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

M.S., College Student Personnel
B.A., Sociology
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS


Rogers State University, Claremore, OK:

September 2014-Present, Vice President for Student Affairs

  • Provide leadership and vision in administering a comprehensive range of programs and services related to campus programming.
  • Assist in creating a campus culture that promotes the academic achievement and personal development of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Assist with crisis response and institutional initiatives as as RSU’s Title IX officer and advocate on behalf of students. 

Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX:

2010-2014, Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students
2008-2010, Assistant Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students
2004-2008, Dean of Student Life

  • Oversaw division of Student Life which included Athletics, Baptist student ministry, campus safety, chapel, cheerleading, conduct program, counseling services, fitness center, health services, intramural sports, mail/copy center, residence life, student activities, student government, and student organizations
  • Oversaw Student Life division comprised of 37 full-time and eight part-time staff and 32 department or program budgets totaling over $1.2M in operations and nearly $1.5M in personnel
  • Reported to the President of the University, serving on his six-member Administrative Council and assisting with special projects on both delegated and volunteer bases
  • Directly supervised team of 14 student affairs staff in implementing programs and services to foster student learning, development, and growth in a dynamic, faith-based liberal arts institution
  • Worked closely with the Athletic Director in overseeing an athletic program comprised of 10 sports within NCAA Division III, competing in the American Southwest Conference, and applauding a sizeable number of HPU student-athletes recognized with NCAA academic honors each year
  • Ensured the University stays current and compliant with existing and new governmental regulations such as Title IX, Violence Against Women Act re-authorization requirements, and many more
  • Oversaw the campus emergency response plan while collaborating with colleagues in finance, human resources, physical plant, and campus safety to continually evaluate and enhance campus safety
  • Researched, procured, and maintained an internet-based mass notification system to communicate critical information to students, faculty, and staff
  • Emphasized professional development among staff members by encouraging association memberships, conference presentations, and ongoing immersion in relevant literature despite budgetary limitations for such initiatives
  • Provided oversight for assessment activities for all administrative and student support services
  • Negotiated, launched, and provided ongoing oversight for a campus shuttle bus service in partnership with a pseudo-public regional transit operator
  • Instituted a university ring tradition, involving student leaders in the decision-making process and soliciting broad-based student input into the design and purchasing method, accepting ongoing responsibility to administer the program
  • Co-advised 14-member Student Planning Committee, a group of student leaders tasked with planning, implementing, and evaluating the annual new student orientation program
  • Supported and worked closely with student activities director in the oversight of approximately 30 student organizations including both local and national Greek-letter organizations
  • Advised 40-member Student Government Association, fostering communication, leadership, and organization skills as group advocated for student body and worked with administration
  • Served as advisor to Student Foundation, a group of students who serve the University at various functions and who conduct major fundraising initiatives to support student scholarships, including finals week care packages and the annual Spring Sing song/dance/theatrical production involving Greek-letter organizations on campus
  • Strengthened departmental functioning through the implementation of annual operations calendars, administrative procedures and forms, customer service strategies, and regular university-wide e-mail communications updating constituents about departmental features and initiatives
  • Compiled and reported crime data according to federal guidelines outlined in the Jeanne Clery Act
  • Assisted with the planning and implementation of major events such as Chime In, Chime Out, Commencement, Family Weekend, Homecoming, and certain Chapel/Student Assembly sessions
  • Collected and compiled community service data for application process that resulted in University recognition for consecutive years in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • Developed, revised, and produced department publications such as the student handbook, student directory, residence life guidebook, student photo directory, parent handbook, and websites

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH:

2002-2004, Doctoral Assistant, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA)

  • Supported the Assistant to the VPSA with development initiatives, including the coordination of a reunion at Homecoming and receptions at national student affairs conferences
  • Authored and solicited articles for a Student Affairs division newsletter aimed at donor cultivation
  • Helped plan and implement the 23rd Richard F. Stevens Institute, an intensive, week-long personal/professional development opportunity for senior student affairs officers belonging to the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Coordinated the annual Gerald L. Saddlemire Memorial Lecture
  • Updated and distributed the Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators Directory
  • Planned and implemented training sessions for new graduate assistants in the Division of Student Affairs, monthly dinners between student groups and the VPSA, and other events as needed

Century Campus Housing Management, L.P.:

2000-2002, Managing Director, University Park Apartments
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

  • Managed and oversaw all operational aspects of a privatized, on-campus student apartment facility comprised of 488 beds
  • Supervised four full-time staff members (Resident Director, Accountant, Maintenance Supervisor, and Maintenance Assistant) and eight part-time student staff members (Resident Assistants)
  • Implemented and monitored an operational budget of $1.5 million, including monthly financial reports, accounts receivable, and accounts payable
  • Administered all marketing activities, including campus advertising, on-going leasing efforts, the room/roommate assignment process, and resident retention
  • Oversaw the preventative and routine maintenance process and strategically planned capital improvement projects
  • Solicited bids from, negotiated with, and selected various service contractors
  • Ensured educational and social program implementation to meet residents’ developmental needs
  • Developed, administered, and compiled resident satisfaction surveys, using the results to guide decision making and improve customer service delivery
  • Maintained and nurtured relationships with various university departments, such as campus life, residence life, admissions, and campus security/police
  • Authored the University Park Guidebook, an informative orientation booklet for new residents

1999-2000, Assistant Director of Residence Life
McMurry University, Abilene, TX

  • Improved and maintained operations of a residence life system comprised of four residence halls housing 590 undergraduate students, 16 resident assistants, and two Assistant Directors of Residence Life
  • Hired and trained 16 Resident Assistants, directly supervising and evaluating eight of them
  • Supervised 14 desk workers, 10 summer conference staff members, an ACUHO-I resident director, a summer graduate resident director, and an undergraduate student affairs intern
  • Managed occupancy of two residence halls housing 280 undergraduate men, as well as the entire summer conference housing process
  • Organized and implemented annual room selection process and housing assignments for a 590-bed residential system
  • Coordinated student conduct, including report interpretation to determine policy violations, conduct hearings, developmental sanction design and administration, and appropriate follow-up
  • Established and enforced policies and procedures to facilitate student and community development
  • Provided on-call crisis response for the residence hall system, including basic counseling and referral

Related Experience

2008-2012, Church and Personal Finance (YMN 5370) Instructor
Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX

  • Prepared bi-annual course in Master of Arts in Youth Ministry program which launched in 2006, designing and implementing the course curriculum
  • Taught course to roughly 10 graduate students per class, challenging and equipping them for success in both church and personal finances while receiving high marks on course evaluations

2007-2009, Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator
Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX

  • Monitored assessment efforts across all academic and administrative departments, ensuring faculty and staff were aware of the overall process as well as data sources, deadlines, forms, and procedures
  • Supported and trained faculty and staff in completing assessment reports, including writing outcomes statements, instrument design, data collection, and data analysis
  • Compiled annual Institutional Effectiveness report in preparation for accreditation review

January-May 2004, Career and Life Planning (UNIV 131) Instructor
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

  • Educated a section of student-athletes about career and life planning issues, covering personal inventories, goal setting, career resources, résumé development, interviewing skills, and other career-related topics

August-December 2003, University Success (UNIV 100) Instructor
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

  • Taught first year success class to 21 traditionally-aged students, focusing on topics such as critical thinking about values, money management, navigating campus, time management, and wellness
  • Planned lessons and facilitated class sessions in conjunction with a student-peer instructor

2002-2003, Office of Residence Life Student Satisfaction Survey Coordinator
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

  • Administered the survey preparation, distribution, collection, and analyzation processes
  • Co-authored and compiled a comprehensive summary report of survey results

1999-2000, Freshmen Seminar (McM 101) Advisor and Instructor
McMurry University, Abilene, TX

  • Taught first year seminar to sections of traditionally-aged students
  • Provided academic advisement throughout the freshmen year for seminar students

1999-2000, Host Coordinator, SWACUHO Resident Assistant Conference
McMurry University, Abilene, TX

  • Compiled and submitted a successful bid for McMurry University to host the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO) Resident Assistant Conference
  • Coordinated and supervised a twenty-month planning process to host the conference of 380 attendees
  • Trained and advised student leaders to fulfill their duties as members of the host institution team
  • Oversaw all budgetary processes and maintained regular communication with the SWACUHO treasurer

Committee Experiences

Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX:

  • President’s Administrative Council
  • President’s Cabinet
  • Chair, Institutional Effectiveness Committee
  • Chair, University Retention Committee, October 2005 – July 2006
  • Co-Chair, Quality Enhancement Program Committee, August 2004 – May 2008

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH:

  • Student Affairs Development Advisory Committee, September 2002 – July 2004
  • University Discipline Committee, September 2002 – May 2004
  • University Safety Committee, September 2002 – December 2003
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ 23rd Richard F. Stevens Institute Planning Committee, September 2002 – July 2003
  • Graduate Student Senate, August 2002 – May 2003
  • Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators/Ohio College Personnel Association Conference Planning Committee, October 2002 – January 2003

Century Campus Housing Management and Abilene Christian University:

  • University Park Apartments Management Committee, October 2000 – July 2002

Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers:

  • SWACUHO Conference Program Committee, 2000 – 2002
  • SWACUHO Newsletter Committee, 2000

McMurry University, Abilene, TX:

  • Student Retention Council, June 1999 – October 2000
  • VisionQuest: Pre-Registration Planning Committee, April – July 2000
  • Dean of Students Search Committee, June 2000
  • Residence Life Task Force, April 2000
  • Core Values Subcommittee, August 1999 – March 2000
  • Alcohol Awareness Week Committee, October 1999
  • Early Alert Committee for Students At-Risk, January – May 1999

Kansas State University:

  • Housing and Dining Services Resident Assistant/Multicultural Assistant Selection, 1998 – 1999
  • Housing and Dining Services Risk Management Educational Programming, 1998 – 1999
  • Housing and Dining Services Resident Assistant/Multicultural Assistant Training, Summer 1998
  • Residence Hall Governing Organizations’ Student Leadership Retreat, Fall 1998
  • Women’s Resource Center Director Search Committee, Spring 1998
  • Kansas Student Affairs Conference Planning, 1997 – 1998 (Program Committee Chairperson)
  • Residence Hall Leadership Conference, Fall 1997

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, Higher Education Administration Ph.D. program, Bowling Green State University, 2004
  • Outstanding Performance Award, McMurry University Enrollment Management and Student Relations Division, Fall 1999.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student in Education Award, Kansas State University College of Education,Spring 1999.
  • Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO) President’s Scholarship, 1997 and 1998.


Marsh, B. A. (2011, Winter). Employ online survey tools to empower residence life personnel. SWACUHO News.

Marsh, B. A. (2006). Examining the personal finance attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge levels of first-year and senior students at Baptist universities in the state of Texas. (Doctoral dissertation, Bowling Green State University, 2006). Dissertation Abstracts International, 67, 1244.

Marsh, B. A. (2004, Spring). Money management: Teaching your student critical life lessons. Parents’ Connection: The Newsletter for BGSU families, 2.

Marsh, B. A. (2001, Summer). The art of focused conversation. [Review of the book The art of focused conversation.] Century Campus Housing Management Newsletter: Turn of the Century, 6.

Hughes, L. D., & Marsh, B. A. (2000). Achieving personal and academic success. [Review of the book Achieving personal and academic success.] Journal of College Student Development, 41, 366-367.

Marsh, B. A. (1999, Summer). Summer staff: An untapped resource? SWACUHO News.

Professional Presentations

Marsh, B. A., Blackshear, K. E., Leifer, L. L., & Street, B. T. (2010, June). Digging deeper: Learning outcomes assessment in student development programs. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Christians in Student Development, Grantham, PA.

Marsh, B. A. (2008, March). Uncharted waters: Considering personal finance education in student success. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Boston, MA.

Marsh, B. A. (2004, January). Personal finance education: A new imperative for student affairs. Presentation at the joint annual meeting of the Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Ohio College Personnel Association, Worthington, OH.

Palmer, C., Consolvo, C., Gerda, J., Marsh, B., Savarese, B., & Savarese, K. (2004, January). Is a doctoral program in your future? Panel presentation at the joint annual meeting of the Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Ohio College Personnel Association, Worthington, OH.

Marsh, B. A., & Voyles, K. (2001, February). Hosting the SWACUHO RA Conference. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers, Fayetteville, AR.

Marsh, B. A. (2000, February). Becoming successful student affairs administrators. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers, Ft. Worth, TX.

Marsh, B. A. (1999, October). Promoting ethical, civil, and moral behavior among today’s and tomorrow’s college students. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, South Padre Island, TX.

Marsh, B. A. (1999, October). You can do this for a living? Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Resident Assistants, Denton, TX.

Marsh, B. A., & Tirella, M. R. (1998, November). Adding academic value in K-State’s residence halls. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-West, Wichita, KS.

Marsh, B. A., & Tirella, M. R. (1998, November). Case study contest participants. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Region – Association of College and University Housing Officers, Springfield, MO.


  • Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO)

Associational Leadership & Conference/Workshop Participation

  • NASPA Region III Board Member representing Student-Athlete Concerns, April 2014-March 2016
  • University Police Sexual Assault Training Institute, 2014
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2011, 2013
  • NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute, 2012
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Leadership Orientation, 2012
  • Christian Association of Student Leaders, 2005-2007; 2009-2013 (Hosted in 2007 and 2013)
  • ACSD, 2010
  • NASPA, 2003, 2004, 2008
  • NASPA Conference Program Reviewer, 2009
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Retention Conference, 2007
  • SWACUHO, 1999-2002, 2007
  • NASPA Doctoral Student Colloquium, 2004
  • Century Campus Housing Management Director’s Conference, 2000, 2001
  • American College Personnel Association, 1998, 2000

Technology Skills

  • Adept at computing applications including but not limited to Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word, as well as website content management systems and SurveyMonkey
  • Skilled with student and financial database utilization via Poise-SkyLite and integration with other systems such as BlackBoard, IDWorks, Off-Campus Solutions, and OrgSync
  • Connected through social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and committed to their utilization to reach student populations and promote student affairs programs and services

Community Service and Involvement

April–August 2014, Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
Texas Juvenile Justice Department

  • Serve as a mentor to boys who are residing in at the facility during a month-long transition period
  • Help prepare and deliver curriculum for Sunday afternoon teaching and discussion sessions

2007-2008, Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Connected current HPU students with BBBS mentoring opportunities, an initiative which is ongoing
  • Served on initial board of directors which helped establish Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) in Brown County, Texas
  • Helped coordinate major fundraiser involving the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team