Regent Robert Croak steps down, William Croak steps up at Rose State


Jessica Phillips

Editor-in-Chief —

 

 

Former RSC regent Robert H. Croak was honored with a celebration and roast on Aug. 28, after retiring from his regent position in June.

 

Croak served as a regent at RSC for 21 years.

“It was time to pass the baton,” he said.

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Croak still retains his full-time job at First National Community Bank as chairman of the board. According to the FNB website, Croak’s parents purchased the bank, previously named the American State Bank, in 1954.

On Aug. 28, Croak was honored with a celebration roast. Croak’s life-long friend Ed Porter, former RSC president Larry Nutter, and RSC foundation trustee Tony Thomas roasted him.

 

“It was a wonderful event and everyone had a great time,” said Cindy Mikeman, Foundation executive director.

The roast was a fundraiser for the RSC Foundation. All proceeds went to the general scholarship fund for students.

“We had an opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of Robert Croak while having a lot of fun and raising money for student scholarships,” Mikeman said.

 

Gov. Mary Fallin looked for someone to take Croak’s position as regent. In July, Croak’s son, William Croak, became an RSC regent. William Croak has been president of FNB since 2012.

“William said, ‘Well, I’d like to be a regent,’” Robert Croak said. “The college will be benefitted by him.”

Robert Croak said he is “overjoyed with the progress RSC has made.”

As a regent, he served as secretary, treasurer and twice as vice-chairman.

“It’s been a good, long run for me,” Robert Croak said.

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