Rose State Leadership Attracting Hundreds of Interested Students Published February 7, 2017

Dr. Webb with Students

Midwest City, Okla. – High School Seniors are headed to the Rose State College campus.  Leadership Preview Day is scheduled for February 10, 2017 and 200 seniors have registered from across the state. 

The day-long event allows prospective students the opportunity to experience college life and learn everything Rose State has to offer.  Students will hear from current students and administrators, participate in activities and enjoy free lunch with special guest speaker, Rhett Laubach.  In addition, students can take a tour of campus including The Village @ Rose, the on-campus apartments.

Following Leadership Preview Day activities, students are encouraged to apply for a Leadership Scholarship.  Although there are seven different leadership groups, students only fill out one application.  Following the March 1st deadline, the process for selection begins.  Applications will be reviewed, applicants will be contacted for an interview and following interviews students will then be selected for freshmen spots available in each leadership group.  After the committee has made their final selections, students will be notified by the Student Engagement office.

Each leadership group has unique roles but during their time at Rose State all student leadership groups take a leadership development course, participate in educational and cultural activities on and off campus, experience servant leadership through volunteer opportunities as well as expand their network by building friendships with students, community and administrators.

“Rose State College has a strong commitment to developing leaders of the future,” said College President, Dr. Jeanie Webb.  “We are not only preparing students for the workforce with a strong academic base but also providing skills and leadership development opportunities that will build a better community.”

In 2001, President Jeanie Webb, then Vice President of Rose State College Student Affairs, created the Leadership program and it has grown to be one of the strongest programs in the state.  The first President’s Leadership Class began with 20 students.  President Webb, along with scholarship funding from the Rose State Foundation, transformed the program and today it provides scholarships to 140 students. 

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a leadership scholarship, go to the online application at  The deadline to apply is March 1st. For additional information you can contact the Rose State Student Engagement office at 405-733-7372.