Message From the President and Provost Regarding Belgium

Mar. 22, 2016

Message From the President and Provost Regarding Belgium
Webster University's home campus

As a mission-driven institution with a commitment to educating global citizens, Webster University has students who study in Europe, either at one of Webster’s locations or at other universities that are study abroad partners. The safety of our students and staff at all of our locations is our top priority.

We are deeply saddened to learn of terrorist attacks in Brussels. When we heard of the attacks early this morning, we immediately contacted our staff in the Study Abroad Office on the home campus and the directors at our European locations to check on the safety of our students and staff. We have one student from St. Louis who is currently studying at Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Webster staff have spoken to her by phone and also have been in contact with officials at her host university. We are relieved to report that she is safe and was not near the area of attacks. We continue to be actively in contact with our European locations to ensure and monitor the safety of students and staff.

The news coming out of Belgium is terrible. Such violence reminds us of the importance of keeping our commitment to diversity and inclusion, mutual understanding and global citizenship.

Beth Stroble
President, Webster University

Julian Z. Schuster
Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Webster University


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