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EDMONDA, Oklahoma -- The president of the University of Central Oklahoma, W. Roger Webb, announced Wednesday that he planned to retire. His last day at the university will be June 30.

Although Webb is retiring from UCO, he will continue to work. He has accepted an executive position with Citizens Bank of Edmond. Webb said he looks forward to spending more time with his wife and daughter, but leaving UCO was not an easy decision.

"I am leaving at a time when the image, reputation of the university, and the capacity and depth of talented faculty, administration and staff of Central has never been higher," said Webb. "The exciting thing is that UCO's greatest days are just ahead. I have the greatest confidence in the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents to choose a successor who will lead Central to new heights of excellence."

Webb became UCO's 19th president in 1997. He's a native of eastern Oklahoma, where he graduated from Heavener High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.