Webster University Remembers Jack Galmiche, Vice Chair, Nine Network President and CEO

Apr. 17, 2019

Galmiche introduced a Nine Network documentary on Webster's centennial
Galmiche during Webster's Centennial events in 2014-15: At left, introducing the premier of Nine Network's documentary on Webster University history. At right, signing the Webster 100 sculpture during the Centennial Kickoff.

Last night, the Webster University community was saddened to learn of the passing of John (Jack) Galmiche III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nine Network of Public Media and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Webster University.

Galmiche had served on the University’s board for most of the past five years. During that time, Galmiche had also supported various programs in Webster’s School of Communications and developed a close working partnership with Dean Eric Rothenbuhler. Each year, Galmiche was a familiar presence at the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Conference, introducing panels.

Robhenbuhler, Stroble, Galmiche
Galmiche (right), with President Beth Stroble (center) and Dean
Eric Rothenbuhler (left) at the annual scholarship dinner, supported
various programs in the School of Communications.

In 2015, under Galmiche’s direction, the Nine Network and one of its television producers, Patrick Murphy, created a special 30-minute documentary about the University’s history as part of the University’s Centennial celebration.

Galmiche was well known for his service to the Webster community and the entire St. Louis region, along with his commitment to the public broadcasting community nationwide. In February, Galmiche had won the Pillar of Public Service Award from America’s Public Television Stations.

Galmiche had led the Nine Network since 2006, returning to his hometown after leading Oregon Public Broadcasting as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He served as vice chair on the national board of directors of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Also, he was board chair of American Public Television (APT), and chair of the Public Television Association of Missouri (PTAM). He served on the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) board of directors and was on the NETA Executive Committee as board treasurer.

The University community extends condolences to Jack’s wife, Rosemary, and the rest of his family, along with Jack’s colleagues at the Nine Network. Details on services will be shared (see below) with the University community.

Celebration of Life Services

The following are the service details:

Monday, April 22
Visitation is from 3-7 p.m.
Bopp Funeral Home – 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122

Tuesday, April 23
Visitation is from 3-4 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier College Church – 3628 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108 

Funeral mass at 4 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier College Church – 3628 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

The mass will be followed by a New Orleans-style parade back to Nine Network (within walking distance) to celebrate Jack’s life.

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