Statements & Press Releases

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Message from the President and Provost

April 19, 2018

Webster University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a budget for the coming year and a multi-year plan for strengthening Webster’s financial and academic position. Through the steering committee process, we are meeting the challenges of the new highly competitive environment in higher education and finding new ideas for additional revenue sources along with making prudent fiscal changes. Now begins the implementation phase, which will require the work of all members of the University community.

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Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador

The Legacy of Leadership in Global Education Continues

March 05, 2018

Throughout its more than 100-year history, Webster University has been dedicated to international education in many forms, with campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and students from more than 140 countries.


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 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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Campus Safety Advisory

Campus Safety Advisory

January 03, 2018

On Jan. 3, 2018, at approximately 10 a.m. there was a report of two burglaries at University-owned, non-student residential housing. As a reminder, please be vigilant of your surroundings and mindful of suspicious activity. Please report any suspicious person(s) or behavior immediately to the Webster Groves Police Department at 314-963-5402 or the Department of Public Safety at 314-968-7430 or ext. 7430.

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Video Message from President and Provost

September 19, 2017

As members of our community struggle to reconcile the Stockley verdict and responses to it with their values, hopes and dreams, this is a time of uncertainty for many. It is important to maintain our sense of community as we work through differences of opinion about this case and others like it. We ask everyone at Webster to approach this as a time of learning and reflection. How can we gain a greater understanding?

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Message to the Community about Community

September 12, 2017

With the beginning of the academic year, we are feeling tremendously encouraged by news and exciting events on a number of fronts for Webster. Yet on a personal level and in our roles as members of communities, locally and globally, we each have concerns about any number of topics that threaten to divide us. Let us help our colleagues and our students address their most pressing needs, whenever they and their families are in harm’s way, as we strengthen the community that is Webster.

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President and Provost Message to the St. Louis community

September 08, 2017

The possible outcomes in the case of a St. Louis police officer charged with murder have many in our region on edge. No matter the case's outcome, we recognize the issues at stake impact the lives of many. We ask that members of our community consider these issues while continuing to treat each other with respect, empathy and understanding. Operationally, we are monitoring the situation and are prepared to make any decisions in the event response to the verdict disrupts access to our campuses.

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Posters for a white supremacist site were found on several St. Louis campuses this Tuesday, including Webster University.

Statement Regarding Incident on Campus Tuesday

September 06, 2017

A statement about posters found on campus Tuesday morning. The Office of Public Safety has determined Webster was one of several universities in the region where this group posted fliers illegally.

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Standing on Principles of Inclusion and Diversity

September 05, 2017

Webster University serves and strengthens a diverse community in St. Louis as well as worldwide by improving lives through education. We stand on principles of inclusion and diversity and oppose any restriction to accessing education, often the principal pathway to a better future for many individuals we welcomed to our community. Although some of the political rhetoric surrounding DACA may slip into the polarized politics of our times, in truth, resolution to this issue can be non-partisan.

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