2023 induction ceremony to include 10 journalists and 2 Lifetime Achievement honorees

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Dr. W. Roger Webb

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

DR. W. ROGER WEBB (1941- ) Webb’s professional career began in law enforcement, where he served 12 years with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and as Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Oklahoma from 1974-78. During that time, Webb was elected to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police and chaired a national task force studying the threat of terrorism in large stadiums and sports arenas and on our nation’s energy pipelines. Given that experience, Webb has been a national voice on campus safety, preparedness and violence prevention. Webb entered higher education in 1978, when he was named President of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, a position he held until being named President of the University of Central Oklahoma in 1997. Webb retired as president of UCO in 2011. Webb received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. W. Roger Webb
How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2024 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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