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President Beth Stroble

Fulfilling the Promise: President Stroble on Student Success, Access Initiatives

June 28, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble authored an article for ACE's Higher Education Today blog about the many initiatives Webster has implemented to fulfill the promise of higher education amid changing demographics for degree-seeking students. The article outlines these national trends and elaborates on how Webster has responded with regional partnerships, state-level initiatives like Reverse Transfer, and Webster's Transitions program, among others.

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GLA fellows and the provost joined staff in Bangkok in creating paper flowers, part of a nationwide remembrance of the King of Thailand.

GLA Summer Session in Thailand Continues with Leadership, Cultural Activities

June 14, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy continued its summer session in Thailand with leadership and personality reflections with David Pendleton before the group transferred from Bangkok to Cha-am, with cultural activities along the way including a visit to Phra Nakorn Khiri National Museum and Historical Park. The group also participated in the nationwide creation of 60 million paper flowers to commemorate the king who passed away last year.

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GLA fellows settled in Sunday with a cultural tour of Bangkok and group lunch.

GLA Summer Session Opens in Thailand

June 12, 2017

The summer session for the 2017 Global Leadership Academy opened this past weekend in Thailand with a cultural tour of Bangkok followed by Monday's international campus focus and symposium on leadership. The cohort will remain in Thailand's capital for the first half of the week before relocating to Cha-Am and Webster's campus there.

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President Stroble at Webster University's Los Angeles Air Force Base commencement ceremonies

Snapshots: Los Angeles Air Force Base Commencement

June 02, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was the commencement speaker for Webster's Los Angeles Air Force Base ceremonies, held at Fort Mac Arthur Air Force Base on Friday, May 19. More than 150 guests from southern California as well as Texas, Washington and Nevada were on hand to celebrate graduates who had completed master's or bachelor's degrees. One graduate in attendance was an online student from Texas.

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Tim Noelker '73 was appointed by the White House to the national volunteer service agency.

Webster Alumnus Appointed General Counsel to Corporation for National and Community Service

May 22, 2017

St. Louis senior counsel Tim Noelker '73 has devoted countless volunteer hours advancing the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations. But when he leaves Thompson Coburn this summer for a high-profile new position, volunteering will become his work. He has been appointed by The White House to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C., effective July 5, 2017.

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Ramser-Young '88

In the News: Stroble on value of degrees; '88 grad gets her day; Curtis on ransomware

May 18, 2017

President Beth Stroble was quoted in an Ingram’s feature examining the costs and value of higher education, in particular from private institutions. ... Professor Jim Curtis was interviewed for an NBC affiliate's story on global ransomware attacks. ... The story of Karla Ramsey-Young '88, who walked at Saturday's commencement 30 years after finishing her degree, was featured by Louisville's WDRB TV.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Hannah Rowald has won a scholarship to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Webster Biology Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship to Leadership Conference

May 08, 2017

Hannah Rowold, a biology and psychology double major in the College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, to be held at the University Maryland, College Park May 31 to June 3. The scholarship was awarded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization founded in 1881 to fight for the rights of women.

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President Strobel and Rep. Valdez (Val) Demings '90

Webster Leadership Advocate for Student Aid, Develop Partnership in D.C.

May 02, 2017

Webster University President Beth Stroble, Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, and Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Sponsored Programs Carolyn Corley traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for student financial aid and advance Webster relationships with U.S. and international partners.

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President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble speaks to the attendees at the Stand with Students event held on campus last week. During that symposium, Webster University was lauded as one of five universities that helps students succeed.

Webster University Provides Educational Success to Underrepresented Students, Study Says

May 02, 2017

Webster University was one of five institutions of higher education in the region lauded for offering greater educational success to students from “underrepresented populations.” The citation was made Friday during the “Stand with Students” symposium sponsored by the non-profit St. Louis Graduates and the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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student awards

Snapshots: Student Leadership Awards

May 02, 2017

The 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony sponsored by Student Affairs and the Student Government Association were held April 28, with approximately 170 students and guests were in attendance. Student groups and individual students were recognized for their leadership involvement at the Webster Groves campus. Many of the awards were presented by alumni, former award recipients who returned to honor current student leaders.

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As a member of the CIC's Project for the Future of Independent Higher Education, President Stroble was host for the forum at Webster.

Video: Power of Liberal Arts Highlighted at CIC Workshop with Faculty, Staff

April 28, 2017

Webster University hosted some of the top educational experts in the region for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) workshop, "Securing America’s Future: The Power of a Liberal Arts Education." The event saw university presidents from across the region bring teams of faculty and staff to learn and share best practices and to highlight the values of private institutions that are often overlooked or misunderstood. Watch a video of Webster representatives discussing the experience.

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