BY MELANIE BUCK –
Dr. Steve Rook, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Rich Mountain Community College, has accepted a presidential position at another school and will soon be leaving RMCC. Rook has been named as the new President of the College of the Ouachitas in Malvern, Arkansas.
Phillip Wilson, President of RMCC, said “It is with the happiest emotions that I congratulate Dr. Steve Rook on being named President. He has been a friend, mentor, and tremendous asset to Rich Mountain Community College. He has worked tirelessly to make our college an outstanding institution of higher learning. I am confident that if you cut open Steve, he would bleed RMCC purple.”
Rook will assume his new position on June 1, 2016. Although he is sad to leave Mena behind, Rook said, “I am incredibly honored and humbled. I look forward to working with everyone at The College of the Ouachitas and in the community. Connie and I couldn’t be happier.”