Dr. Jeanie Webb was selected by the Rose Sate College Board of Regents to serve as the institution’s seventh president. Her career in higher education has spanned over thirty years where she has worked not only as an accomplished administrator but also as a dedicated faculty member.
Before joining the Rose State family, Dr. Webb held several faculty and administrative positions at Northeastern State University. Progressing from an instructor to assistant professor to associate professor, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in General Psychology & Human Behavior; Human Relations & College Orientation; Career Development; and Institutional Services & the College Student. Concurrently serving as an administrator, Dr. Webb served in various roles such as academic advisor, recruiter, Director of student activities, Director of the Muskogee Campus/Weekend College, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the Muskogee Campus and finally, Dean of the NSU Campuses at Tulsa, Muskogee and Claremore.
In 1998, Dr. Webb joined the RSC team as the Associate Vice President of External Affairs and was promoted to the Vice President for Student Affairs in 2000. As Vice President, Dr. Webb has led several campus initiatives and committees such as Achieving the Dream, Recruitment & Retention and the Graduation Committee. Within Student Affairs, Dr. Webb adopted a culture of teamwork, innovation and data-driven practices. Because of strong personal conviction, she maintained personal contact with the Rose State students through the leadership scholarship program which has grown from 20 students to over 150 students. These many varied experiences in higher education administration and academics formed the basis of her selection as the President of Rose State College.
Since assuming presidency in 2013, Dr. Webb brought a renewed energy and focus to Rose State as it transitions to a new generation of students. The campus is in the midst of a $22M, 5-year bond project. With a vision to enrich the student experience, Dr. Webb added a collegiate Soccer program and began construction on student housing. Additionally, because of the challenges of increasing competition and the mandate to increase student completion, Dr. Webb initiated a thorough review of the degree programs which has led to over 1,000 pages of curriculum revisions. Other processes analyzed for relevance and effectiveness are the Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan. The internal improvements are going a long way to update and refresh the campus and its offerings. However, the Rose State progress is not limited to the internal assets. Rose State College has also developed multiple strategies to improve its external presence to increase its competiveness in the modern marketplace. These improvements include new messaging with the primary new tagline: Going Somewhere Starts Here; a new, student-focused and student-friendly website; and a new branding image which is incorporated into other marketing efforts like social media, billboards, radio ads, banner ads, and other media initiatives. It is through Dr. Webb’s leadership and vision that Rose State College is positioning itself to become the first choice for students.
Dr. Jeanie Webb is a product of the Oklahoma Community College system. She began her education at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and then transferred to Northeastern State University where she earned both her B.A. in Social Studies Education and her M.S. in College Teaching/Personnel Services. She has her Doctoral degree in Higher Administration/Adult Education from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Webb completed post-doctoral work at Harvard University and at University of Oklahoma where she was a Kellogg Fellow.
An advocate of leadership training and community involvement, Dr. Webb has participated in the Leadership Oklahoma Class VIII. She currently serves as the Vice President of Community Development on the Executive Board of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce as well as an active Past President (2009) and on the Board of Advisors for the Greater OKC Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Webb is a member of several boards such as the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Executive Board, Creative Oklahoma Board and the Oklahoma Campus Compact Executive Board. Keeping close ties with the Tinker Community, she has participated in both the 72d ABW COMMSTARS Program and the 552d ACW Honorary Commanders Program. Dr. Webb is on the State Regents GEAR UP Advisory Council, Adult Higher Education Advisory Academic Committee, Midwest City Community and Economic Development Advisory Council and the Women in Leadership of Edmond. In the immediate past, she was an active member and Past President of the Council on Student Affairs, member of the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame Selection Committee, State Regents Financial Literacy Task Force, Minority Teacher Recruitment Committee and has served on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education.
Dr. Webb is supported by her husband Roger Webb, President Emeritus of the University of Central Oklahoma and their fourteen year old daughter, Anna Grace who attends Oklahoma Christian School. The Webbs currently reside in Midwest City and look forward to the future growth of the College and its surrounding communities.
Chair of the Day
A native of Long Island, Meg Salyer has made her home in Oklahoma City since 1984. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, having also completed two years of study abroad at the University of London, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland.
She began her professional career as a corporate loan officer with the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Today, Meg is president of Accel Financial Staffing, a staffing service providing temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placement of employees specializing in accounting and finance careers. She serves as the Ward 6 Councilwoman for the City of Oklahoma City. She serves as a member of the Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium.
Salyer was the first woman president of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City (2003-04), and was appointed by Gov. Brad Henry to serve a two year term on the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board (Smart Start Oklahoma). She also led the team that established the Automobile Alley Main Street Program and served as Treasurer of Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc.
Salyer serves on the Board of the Oklahoma School of Science and Math Foundation, the Myriad Gardens Foundation and the Civic Center Foundation. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City.