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April 2013

Rose State College Announces Seventh President

Rose State College's incoming president, Dr. Jeanie Webb.

Dr. Jeanie Webb will take the reins as Rose State College’s seventh president on July 1, 2013.

On Feb. 28, the Rose State College Board of Regents announced that Dr. Jeanie S. Webb was chosen as the seventh president of the college. Webb will assume her duties July 1, 2013, upon the retirement of Dr. Terry D. Britton.

The regents made the appointment late in the day after emerging from executive session.

“The Rose State College Board of Regents is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeanie S. Webb as the next president of Rose State College. Her broad background and experience in higher education administration, plus her energetic and enthusiastic approach to the development of new programs that will provide our students with the foundation needed to succeed in life, make her the ideal choice for this position. We look forward to working with Dr. Webb as she guides Rose State College forward.” stated Regent Joe Cole, chairman of the board.

“I am excited about the future of Rose State College and am honored to serve as its next president,” said Webb. "Higher education is facing many challenges in the coming years, but we have two powerful strengths -- a talented and loyal faculty and staff and dynamic student body and the fact that we are situated in a vibrant growing community across the street from Tinker Air Force Base. I am challenged by the many possibilities that lie ahead.”

A product of a community college herself, Webb has served Rose State College as the vice president of student affairs for the past 12 years. Before coming to Rose State College, Webb began her career teaching at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah as an instructor and progressing to associate professor. She then served as assistant vice president of academic affairs and dean of the campuses of NSU, where she was responsible for the design, development and implementation of the three campuses.

Webb has been active in many professional and civic organizations including the Midwest City and Del City chambers of commerce, the Economic Advisory Board, the 72nd ABW COMMSTAR and 552nd ACW Honorary Commander programs, as well as many others.

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