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ORU Says Goodbye To Retiring President

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Students and staff at Oral Roberts University gathered Wednesday to say goodbye to their president.

A special farewell chapel was held for Mark Rutland. Rutland took over for Richard Roberts in 2009.

During Rutland's tenure, the university says it underwent a "great transformation." The school says he helped increase enrollment and pay down debt.

"It's not a demeaning or humiliating thing to just be the guy that tidies up," Rutland said. "It is a great task, a wonderful task, and it is a Christ-like task."

Billy Wilson will take over for Rutland this July, as the school's fourth president.

2/1/2013 Related Story: ORU Dedicates First New On-Campus Building In Over 30 Years

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