Rose State College Board of Regents elected a new president on March 8. The Board announced the selection of Dr. Jeanie Webb, the current vice president of Student Affairs, to succeed Dr. Terry Britton when he retires, effective July 1.
She will be the college’s seventh president and has served as the VP of Student Affair for 13 years.
On becoming the next president, Webb said she is “honored that the board would select [me], and humbled at the same time. It says a lot if they have the confidence to select you. But excited too, because [I’m] ready to go.”
Until then, Webb wants the focus to be on Britton and for him to have these months of celebration about his future in retirement.
“It’s really important to me that Dr. Britton be honored and have the excitement and enthusiasm for him,” she said.
In the next few months she will be working alongside Britton as they begin to transition, wanting it to be as seamless as possible, according to Webb.
Webb has been visiting with faculty, staff and students around campus to hear ideas on what they hope this new era at RSC will bring. She placed emphasis on the integration of technology into the education experience, with the next generations coming to college being groups that have grown up with it.
Rose State serves eastern Oklahoma County, as well as a wide base in Oklahoma City and Webb hopes her time as president will see Rose State emerge as the premier community college for central Oklahoma.
Her support base features her daughter, Anna Grace Webb, and husband Roger Webb, who served as the President of the University of Central Oklahoma for 14 years.
On if her husband was giving her any tips to leading a college, Webb said, “I know the expectations of a president going into this and its helpful to know what to expect.”
Originally published March 2013, 15th Street News