Online Exclusive: UCO President Roger Webb Announces Retirement

W. Roger Webb announced his
retirement as president of the University of Central Oklahoma. His last day
will be June 30, 2011. “I am leaving at a time when the image, reputation
of the university, and the capacity and depth of talented faculty,
administration and staff of Central has never been higher,” said Webb.

“The exciting thing is that Central’s greatest days are just ahead. I have
the greatest confidence in the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of
Regents to choose a successor who will lead Central to new heights of

Webb said he looks forward to spending more time with his
daughter Anna Grace and his wife Jeanie, and upon retirement, has the
opportunity to accept an executive position with Citizens Bank of Edmond.

“Over the holidays, Jeanie and I together decided that now is the time for
me to step down. We love Central and have so many wonderful friends and
colleagues here. This has not been an easy decision,” added Webb.

Since becoming Central’s 19th president in 1997, Webb has
led the university through some of its greatest years of growth and

Webb articulated and implemented a vision for the
institution that has led to record enrollment of more than 17,000 and national
recognition. Today, Central is the state’s third largest university with
premier academic programs in forensic science, the arts, journalism,
accounting, teacher education and more, leading to a reputation as one of the
most innovative institutions of