News Articles


President Stroble Elected to CIC Board

January 12, 2018

President Beth Stroble has been elected to the board of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.

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W. Steven Winter Named Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

January 12, 2018

Webster University this week named W. Steven Winter its interim chief human resources officer. He will serve in this role while Webster completes the search for a successor to Betsy Schmutz. Winter has human resources leadership experience in a diverse range of industries, leading HR for corporations that operate in multiple regions and countries. Among his areas of expertise are strategic planning, employee engagement and retention strategies, talent acquisition, employee training and HR practices compliance.

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Nicole Roach

In the News: Roach reflects on role, lessons of chief diversity officer

January 10, 2018

Nicole Roach's column on the role of a chief diversity officer is the cover story in this month's newsletter of the American Council on Education. The newsletter goes to thousands of administrative officers and employees in higher education in the United States. She recounts lessons and challenges in her four-plus years in the role, and offers tips for her peers in higher education on how to build inclusion and collaboration in a diverse university community.

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Try a new approach to weight loss and wellness.

Kickstarter Weight Loss Challenge Details, Info Session Jan. 10

January 09, 2018

Webster Wellness will host a private weight loss challenge using "DietBet," which is an online weight-loss game with financial accountability and concrete goals. DietBet has been incredibly successful, with 93.65 percent of 570,303 players losing weight during their challenges. See details below, and learn more during the information session Jan. 10 at noon Central, also available via WebEx.

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Christy Herzing

New Academic ADA Coordinator

January 09, 2018

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 16, Christy Herzing will join the Academic Resource Center (ARC) as the academic ADA coordinator. Herzing replaces Shelley Wolfmeyer, who left the position in Oct. 2017. Temporary academic ADA coordinator Michelle Fassler will continue working through Friday, Jan. 26, to help transition Herzing into the full-time role and to make the transition as smooth as possible for Herzing, students, and faculty and staff members.

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Campus Safety Advisory

Campus Safety Advisory

January 03, 2018

On Jan. 3, 2018, at approximately 10 a.m. there was a report of two burglaries at University-owned, non-student residential housing. As a reminder, please be vigilant of your surroundings and mindful of suspicious activity. Please report any suspicious person(s) or behavior immediately to the Webster Groves Police Department at 314-963-5402 or the Department of Public Safety at 314-968-7430 or ext. 7430.

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Storm Named Title IX Coordinator

December 21, 2017

Webster University announces that University conduct officer and deputy Title IX coordinator Philip Storm has been named Title IX coordinator, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Storm will assume these duties in the wake of associate vice president and chief human resource officer Betsy Schmutz’ retirement this month. As the Title IX coordinator, his role will shift to ensure the overall compliance with Title IX, including educational programming and trainings for the entire University community.

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Book club will meet Monday, Jan. 22 at noon.

Book Club: James Lang's 'Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

December 20, 2017

If you are looking for a thought-provoking book to read over the holidays, consider checking out the next selection of the Webster University Book Club: "Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James Lang." The book discussion will take place Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at noon in the Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome!  

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Betsy Schmutz

Schmutz Retiring after Nearly 16 Years Advocating for Employees

December 18, 2017

Leadership in the human resources field often requires long hours tackling complex and sensitive challenges while maintaining the utmost discretion, confidentiality and sensitivity to all involved. But the impact of Betsy Schmutz, who retires this month as associate vice president and chief human resources officer just two days shy of 16 years with Webster, will be felt for years to come.

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