Rose State College President Terry Britton, whose career at the college spans more than 40 years, delivered his “farewell commencement” speech before graduates on Friday, May 10.
Dr. Terry Britton receives a congratulatory proclamation from State Rep. Gary Banz honoring his service at Rose State College. President Britton will officially step down at the end of June.
Dr. Britton joined Rose State College two years after its beginning, when it was Oscar Rose Junior College. During his tenure, Rose State went from an enrollment of approximately 2000 to more than 11,000 today. Dr. Britton became president in 2006.
Dr. Britton has served as a professor of English and Director of the Learning Resource Center as well as president. A lifelong Oklahoman from the southwestern town of Anadarko, Dr. Britton has published numerous works, including a recent volume of poetry titled, “Along the Washita,” about his days growing up there. Britton asked faculty to use creativity and artistry to look forward and plan for the next steps of the college.
Dr. Jeanie Webb will step up July 1 to become the seventh president of Rose State College, the first woman to hold the position. Dr. Webb has served as Rose State’s vice president of student affairs for 12 years. The Rose State College Board of Regents named Dr. Webb as president in March.
Sat, April 6, 2013
by Ben Fenwick