WINS Program Expands: McGrath named director
Aug. 10, 2015
The Office of Academic Affairs announced that Kim McGrath has been named director of the Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) program, effective Aug. 3.
The WINS program, established more than 15 years ago, creates partnerships between Webster University and U.S. universities to provide access to our international campuses. Currently serving 34 institutions, the WINS program allows full time, degree-seeking students of affiliated U.S. universities to study abroad at one of Webster’s international campus locations.
The program provides WINS affiliates with numerous benefits including direct tuition assistance, increased study abroad participation, staff development and faculty exchange.
“The WINS program is one of Webster’s innovative, signature programs, and we’re positioning it for growth and enhancement under the strategic plan,” said Nancy Hellerud, vice provost. “With the developments underway to align the international campuses and strengthen the study abroad experience for all students across the network, we are poised to take the WINS program to the next level. Kim will work to deepen the relationships with our WINS partners, develop new strategic partners, and build connections between the academics of our partner institutions and Webster so that study abroad experiences integrate with students’ academic programs.”
McGrath joined Webster’s Office of Study Abroad in 2006, serving as assistant director. In her new role as director of the WINS program, she will focus on building and growing the WINS affiliate institution relationships. Study abroad students from WINS affiliates will continue to be advised by the Office of Study Abroad advisors. Advising services will be expanded to ensure high-quality services for all study abroad students, including Webster students, WINS affiliate students, and students from non-affiliated institutions.