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	 W. Roger WebbW. Roger Webb

President of University of Central Oklahoma (1997-2011)

Biographical Information

  • Born April 28, 1941 in Bristow, Oklahoma
  • Married Gwen Moulton September 7, 1963. They have 2 sons.
  • Married to Jeanie Webb, current President of Rose State College. They have 1 daughter.


  • 1960 Graduated from Heavener High School, Heavener, Oklahoma
  • 1964 B.A. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1967 Granted a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, School of Law
  • 2008 Honorary Doctor of Science in Optometry from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma


  • 1964 Worked in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Employed at the Oklahoma Public Safety Department
  • Adjunct physical education lecturer at the University of Central Oklahoma
  • 1974 - 1978 Commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Public Safety
  • 1978 - 1997 Became 14th President of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • 1997 - 2011 Became 19th President of the University of Central Oklahoma in 1997. Retired as President of the University of Central Oklahoma on June 30, 2011
  • 2011 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Citizens Bank of Edmond. Consultant for Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • 2013 Appointed to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Commission by Governor Mary Fallin

Awards and Affiliations

  • Governor's International Roundtable Board of Directors
  • Leadership Oklahoma Executive Committee Member
  • Oklahoma Metro United Way Board of Directors
  • Mercy Hospital Board of Directors
  • Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism Board of Directors
  • Oklahoma Business Roundtable Board of Directors
  • Served as President/Chairman of Oklahoma Academy of State Goals
  • Member of the National Consortium of Academics and Sports Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Council of Presidents, Lone Star Conference, NCAA Division II
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Board of Directors
  • 2009 Edmond Citizen of the Year
  • 2015 Creative Oklahoma Inc. Chairman of the Board
  • 2009 Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2009 Governor's Arts Award Winner
  • 1995 Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1999 Elected to the Board of Directors, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • 2005 Awarded the Community Leadership Award by the Edmond Chamber of Commerce
  • 2005 2004 Edmond Hall of Fame Inductee