Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Roger Webb to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Commission. He is replacing Anne Holzberlein who resigned and will serve the remainder of her term ending in July 2017 pending confirmation from the Oklahoma Senate.
“Roger is an experienced leader, a former DPS commissioner and a member of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame,” said Fallin. “He will be a great addition to the OSBI commission, where he can continue to support law enforcement and help to keep Oklahomans safe.”
Webb, of Arcadia, is president emeritus of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he served as president from 1997 to 2011. He is currently the vice chairman of the board at Citizen’s Bank in Edmond and also works as a consultant for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
He previously served as the Oklahoma Commissioner of Public Safety from 1974 to 1978. During that time, Webb was elected to the board of directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police and chaired a task force studying the threat of terrorism in large stadiums and sports arenas and on our nation’s energy pipelines.
He also served as president of Northeastern State University (NSU) from 1978 to1997.
Webb is a leading advocate for campus safety. During his tenure at UCO, Webb was called to testify before Congress in 2007 following the Virginia Tech University Shootings. He also organized and held the first national Campus Security Summit with college and university representatives attending from throughout the United States.
He is on the board of directors at: the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, Integris Hospital in Edmond, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City Petroleum Club, Oklahoma River Chesapeake Boathouse Foundation, Delta Dental and Citizens Bank of Edmond.
In 2009, Webb was inducted into the inaugural class of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame, named Edmond Citizen of the Year and is a member of the Edmond Hall of Fame. Additionally, Northeastern State University re-named its Net Building the W. Roger Webb Educational Technology Center in honor of his leadership that led to its construction. UCO also named its forensic science institute the W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute in honor of Webb.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is married to Dr. Jeanie Webb, who is the president of Rose State College.