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.