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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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Staff and Faculty Holiday Reception Dec. 13

November 18, 2019

Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster invite St. Louis-area faculty and staff to celebrate the holiday season with drinks and hors d'oeuvres on Friday, Dec. 13, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building. In the spirit of the season, guests are invited to bring donations to the party for Children's Permanency Partnership, which is a consortium of three highly respected child welfare organizations: Epworth Children & Family Services, Family Forward and Youth in Need.

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Chancellor, President Discuss Partnership With Uzbekistan's Ministry of Public Education

November 08, 2019

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and President Julian Z. Schuster met with the Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan, Sherzod Shermatov, to discuss a potential partnership. The meeting took place on Nov. 1 as a part of Webster leadership’s visit to Uzbekistan for the Tashkent location grand opening.

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Grand Opening Ceremony for Webster Uzbekistan Held Nov. 1

November 05, 2019

Webster University Uzbekistan held its grand opening ceremony on Nov. 1, beginning with a ribbon-cutting, and followed by a welcome from two current students and the Webster Uzbekistan Academic Director John Grainger. Speeches were given by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster, and Abdujabbor Abduvohidov, adviser to the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Science, Education, Health and Sports. A short musical program followed, featuring traditional and contemporary Uzbek music and song.

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Uzbekistan Opens as the Largest International Location in the Webster Network

October 07, 2019

When Webster University Uzbekistan holds a grand opening ceremony at the end of this month, it will have the largest enrollment out of any international operation in Webster’s network. With nearly 500 students enrolled, Uzbekistan has surpassed the size of Webster’s student populations in Thailand, China, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Austria and Ghana. Only Webster St. Louis, which includes its primary Webster Groves campus, has more students.

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