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Additional Resources for Discussions, Ideas on Future of Higher Education

February 20, 2018

Two more reports have been added to the library of materials for community members discussing solutions to challenging trends in the U.S. higher education landscape. These may be familiar to those who have read about or participated in Webster's on-going efforts with regional and national peer institutions. This resource base can help inform discussions and questions for members of the steering committee that is delving into these industry topics as they apply to Webster.

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Steering Committee Members and Focus Areas

February 15, 2018

As discussed at Spring Convocation and in other recent communications with our community, U.S. higher education faces significant challenges on several fronts, which pose budget strains on Webster University. As a reminder, the articles and reports shared earlier this month about this landscape provide important context as our community discusses these challenges and the Steering Committee reviews University functions and formulates recommendations for ways to address them.

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The competition will include 32 finalists who will interview with faculty, staff and current student leaders.

Presidential Scholarship Competition on Campus

February 08, 2018

The Office of Admission and President Beth Stroble will host the 2018-2019 Presidential Scholarship Competition on campus on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Presidential Scholarship is the largest academic scholarship offered to any student at Webster University. On Saturday 32 finalists will compete for five full-tuition scholarships after interviewing with Webster faculty, staff and current student leaders.

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Recent Reports about the U.S. Higher Ed Landscape

February 07, 2018

As discussed at Spring Convocation and in the Jan. 26 message from the president and provost, U.S. higher education faces significant challenges on several fronts. In addition to the steering committee of administrators, faculty, and staff formed last month to discuss ways to create a more sustainable academic and business model, we invite everyone in our community to familiarize themselves with the underlying trends and issues by reviewing these recent articles and reports on the state of higher education.

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For the second year in a row, Phi Theta Kappa has named Webster University on its Honor Roll for the best universities to attend after transferring from a community college.

Webster University Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa Society for Support Offered to Transfer Students

February 06, 2018

Webster University was named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Transfer Honor Roll for its work in helping students transfer from community colleges into baccalaureate programs. This is the second year in a row that Webster has been named to the prestigious list. The recognition was announced Friday. Webster is one of only 112 institutions, one of four universities in Missouri, and one of two institutions in the St. Louis area to make the list.

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Elevate the conversation

3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference Elevates the Conversation

February 06, 2018

Webster University is hosting its 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to share their experiences, research and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include.

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The President and Provost have released a joint message about the proposed PROSPER Act, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Prosper Act: A Message from the President and Provost

January 25, 2018

This week the U.S. House of Representative’s Education and Workforce Committee prepared to move forward with the reauthorization of the of the Higher Education Act (The PROSPER Act). The President and Provost have been following the developments of this bill closely, and share their concerns with language in the bill that could affect students with the greatest financial needs.

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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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Webster in the news

In the News: Stroble on tax bill impact; Commencement speaker; Algieri in Die Presse

December 21, 2017

President Stroble was the featured interview during NBC affiliate KSDK's coverage of the tax bill passed by Congress, capturing her thoughts on how it could impact access to higher education and the services non-profit organizations provide. ... Webster's choice of 2018 commencement speaker Michael McMillan was featured in the St. Louis American. ... Vienna's Franco Algieri penned a guest commentary in Die Presse on EU-Asia relations.

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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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