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Education briefs for July 12

Education briefs for July 12
Modified: July 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm •  Published: July 12, 2013


State retirement fund wins praise

The Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System was recently honored as one of the top public funds nationwide. The system had a 16.3 percent return on investment for fiscal year 2013, putting it in the first percentile of all public funds in the United States, according to a recently released Oklahoma Pension Commission report. The report also showed a 10.2 percent return over the past 10 years. The teacher retirement fund is Oklahoma's largest pension, representing nearly half of the state's portfolio.

New Rose State president takes post

The first female president of Rose State College recently began her role as leader of the school. Jeanie S. Webb began July 1. She replaces Terry D. Britton, who retired. She is the seventh president of the school, which was founded in 1970. Webb has served as vice president of student affairs for Rose State College for the past 12 years. Webb began her higher education career teaching at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She went on to serve as assistant vice president of academic affairs and dean of NSU's Tulsa, Muskogee and Claremore campuses.

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