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Webster University Announces Virtual Commencement for 2020

March 20, 2020

Webster University has announced plans to alter its commencement for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University-wide ceremony will now be held as a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020, while individual school and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Sept 25-26, assuming gatherings of that size will be deemed safe for everyone.

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Vladimir Ivkovic '99 testing with NASA

2020 Commencement Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

March 02, 2020

Vladimir Ivkovic, an expert on the neurological effects of spaceflight and extreme environments on human health and performance, has been named the commencement speaker for Webster University’s 101st Commencement to be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park. Will D. Carpenter, the retired Monsanto scientist whose efforts were critical to the prohibition of chemical weapons, will also be celebrated at the ceremony with an honorary doctoral degree.

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Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor Stroble on Business Journal Higher Education Panel

February 24, 2020

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble will be part of a St. Louis Business Journal leadership panel discussing the higher education landscape’s rapid evolution. Topics will include how these institutions are addressing the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in the region, as well as how they address the growing workforce needs of the business community. This inaugural event in the publication’s Publisher’s Breakfast Series takes place March 5.

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Chancellor to Help Launch Campaign to Fight Discrimination, Violence Against Women

February 19, 2020

Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, will help launch the African Renaissance Diaspora Network’s (ARDN) international “Red Card” Campaign at the United Nations’ New York headquarters on March 6. The campaign will raise awareness about domestic violence and gather personal pledges from people around the world to help raise awareness of discrimination and violence against women.

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Focus Groups for Employees, Students on Fundraising Campaign Priorities

February 19, 2020

Webster University's Board of Trustees and university leaders are in the planning stages of launching a major fundraising campaign that will advance Webster's vision and mission. Deans and unit heads have been identifying their highest strategic priorities and needs. The next step: securing feedback about these proposed funding priorities. Faculty, staff and students in the St. Louis area are invited to the upcoming focus groups to discuss these priorities.

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Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble is leading a national discussion about the value of independent institutions of higher education.

Value of a Private College Education: Chancellor Leads Discussion on Access, Equity, Student Success

February 13, 2020

The Council of Independent Colleges is hosting a series of workshops to provide data and persuasive arguments that equip campus faculty and staff to make the case for the value of private institutions. Leading that effort is the CIC Board of Director’s Public Information Committee, chaired by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble.

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Chancellor's Scholarship Competition Feb. 8

February 05, 2020

The Undergraduate Admissions office will host the Chancellor’s Scholarship Competition (previously known as Presidential Scholarship Competition) in the East Academic Building from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 8. This event will bring together 32 prospective students from Kentucky, Arkansas, Texas, Indiana and Missouri to compete for the opportunity to receive a full-tuition scholarship as part of the Fall 2020 incoming class.

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Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor Stroble: We must innovate to advance success for students' diverse needs

February 05, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble highlighted two Webster University initiatives to illustrate her chapter in the President to President thought leadership series. The chapter notes that "no single solution" can address the dynamics of how we educate, whom we educate, for what purpose, and with what value. Webster's TAP program and the Online Learning Center's quality improvement initiative are two examples of assessing and meeting the "twin needs of access and success" for a diverse and dynamically changing student population.

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Chancellor Beth Stroble

Podcast: Stroble on Diversity, Inclusion, Higher Education Leadership

January 24, 2020

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was the guest for a two-part episode on the Woman Overboard podcast hosted by St. Louis media personality and Webster University alumna Nancy Koplar. Topics covered during the lively interview include Webster's emphasis on diversity and inclusion, its global footprint and activities at the newest campuses in Ghana and Uzbekistan, and Stroble's reflections on a career in higher education leadership.

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Fifth Annual Diversity And Inclusion Conference Feb. 24-27

January 22, 2020

Webster University will host its fifth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 24-27. The forum on Webster’s main campus is open to the community, as well as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners, to share experiences, research, and emerging trends that embrace diversity in a variety of welcoming and inclusive ways.

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Jeanelle Wiley Named Assistant Chancellor, Secretary of the University and Senior Privacy Director

January 10, 2020

Jeanelle Wiley has been named Assistant Chancellor, Secretary of the University and Senior Privacy Director, reflecting her role as a direct report to the Chancellor and as an officer of the Board of Trustees. Wiley also serves as the University's liaison to external counsel for all legal issues institutionally and collaborates with University departments to implement regulations and policies.

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