As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, throughout November we will be shining the spotlight on some of the amazing men who have helped shape the Association over the years and are a vital part of our history. Mark Price has been an invaluable part of the OU Students Association for several years now, first as our external finance trustee, and now in his current role of Acting Chair of the Association Board of Trustees. Within this role he works closely with our CEO, Executive Support Team, Senior Management and Head of Finance and Resources, as well as the rest of the Board.
Some of our staff and volunteers have shared a little bit about Mark and the role he has played in the Association family:
“Mark has been a huge support to the Association for many years now, but in particular this last year when he stepped up to take on the role of acting Chair of Trustees following the departure of our previous chair. Mark stepped up to the plate and offered support to the CEO, President and other members of the team, supporting the transition of a brand new Student Leadership Team and working with the Board and others to ensure the departure of our previous CEO did not have a negative impact on students or on the staff team.
Mark’s commitment to the Association is to be celebrated and we can’t thank him enough for his support through this transitional period, within which he has been focused on finding a successor and appointing a permanent CEO, whilst continuing to drive forward our mission to make a positive impact for all OU students”
Throughout his time at the Association, Mark has seen a lot of change, and been involved in projects to improve the governance and culture at the Association to ensure we can continue to be here for 50 more years! Mark spoke to us about why this was so important to him…
“The Association is a fantastic resource for students to maximise their experience while learning with the OU, a support where needed and a way to give the student body a strong voice with the University and nationally. Studying at the OU was extremely rewarding for me and my father and so it’s great for me to be able to give something back in supporting our fantastic staff and volunteers, and I’m really keen to find ways to encourage awareness and participation of all the Association has to offer.”