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May 8, 2013

Rose State president Terry Britton gives farewell commencement

NORMAN — Rose State College President Terry Britton, whose career at the college spans more than 40 years, will deliver his “farewell commencement” speech before graduates at 7 p.m. Friday.

As in the past, this year’s commencement will be at the First Southern Baptist Church, 6400 S. Sooner Road in Oklahoma City.

Britton, a longtime Norman resident, 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 2,000 to more than 11,000 today. Britton became president in 2006.

Britton has served as a professor of English and director of the Learning Resource Center as well as president.

A life-long Oklahoman from Anadarko, 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.

Jeanie Webb will step up July 1 to become the seventh president of Rose State College, the first woman to have the position. Webb has served as Rose State’s vice president of student affairs for 12 years. The Rose State College Board of Regents named her president in March.

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