Biography: Mark Cork joined the staff of NNU in August of 2017 as Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Prior to this, Mark spent more than 13 years in the marketing and advertising industry, working at two of Kansas City’s leading agencies. While in these roles, he worked with such clients as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, John Deere, Cessna, Bayer, The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and many more. In addition, Mark is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and has held pastoral roles in the local church and administrative roles at the denominational level. Regardless of the role, Mark has consistently been a leader who is passionate about accomplishing a shared vision and creating a culture of positivity and success. He’s someone who leads up, down, and laterally to build relationships that make a difference, both in productivity and passion for the work. He’s a leader who makes connections, brings clarity where there is confusion, makes abstract ideas relevant, and unites people around a goal or cause. Mark understands that appreciating people and their contributions is not only important, it is critical. Mark began his education at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. He has also taken graduate courses at Point Loma Nazarene University and holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Formation from Northwest Nazarene University. His wife of more than 40 years is Jacque (Cook) Cork and they have 3 married children and 6 grandchildren.
Fun Fact: I have been a student at four of the eight U.S. Nazarene universities and have degrees from two.
Favorite Thing About Working at NNU: Getting to work with a talented and highly dedicated team every day and telling stories about a place we all love and are deeply committed to.