Concern for Colleagues and Communities Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Oct. 10, 2016

Concern for Colleagues and Communities Affected by Hurricane Matthew

A message from the President and Provost:

Many areas of Georgia and the Carolinas continue to experience record flooding and devastation from Hurricane Matthew, which previously hit Haiti, Florida and reached as far north as Virginia and southern Maryland. To date the storm has been blamed for at least 17 deaths in the U.S. and more than 800 in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean. The damage to infrastructure and communities is widespread. 

Please keep our Webster University colleagues, students and alumni in these regions in your thoughts, and recognize that our colleagues at metro and military campus locations throughout the southeast are also dealing with the effects of the storm on their own lives and the communities Webster serves. 

As these communities begin the difficult process of recovery, we ask for understanding when conducting regular business with Webster colleagues in these areas. Human Resources and Payroll are in contact with local directors for work leave options due to the storm's evacuations.

The Red Cross has information on how to help relief efforts throughout the southeast U.S., Haiti and other communities affected by the storm. 

Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Julian Schuster
Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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