President Stroble Named To LEAP President’s Trust
Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble accepted an invitation to join the LEAP Presidents’ Trust.
According to a recent story that appeared in Webster Today, the President’s Trust is the leadership group for the American Colleges & Universities Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative. This national advocacy effort, which was created in 2005, champions the importance of a 21-century liberal education for individual students and a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality.
The Presidents’ Trust consists of university presidents from all sectors of higher education who are committed to the vision, values and practices that connect liberal education with the needs of the 21st-century.
Webster French Professor Receives Honor From French Government
On Jan. 12, 2017, Webster University’s home campus will host Vincent Floreani, General Consul of France in Chicago, to honor Webster University Professor Lionel Cuillé with the Chevalier in the “Ordre des Palmes académiques” (Knight in the French Order of Academic Palms).
In 2012, Cuillé was named the Jane and Bruce Robert endowed Chair in French and Francophone Studies in the Department of International Languages & Cultures in the College of Arts & Sciences. That same year he founded the Centre Francophone at Webster, which promotes Francophone culture and literature in the St Louis area.
For more information, visit the Webster Today article here.
Student Life Coordinators Visit Webster Campus To Share Best Practices
In an effort to improve and synchronize the global student-centered experience called for in Webster's strategic plan, "Global Impact for the Next Century," student life coordinators from the Geneva, Ghana, Vienna, Leiden, and Thailand campuses met at the home campus recently to exchange ideas and strategies to strengthen the student affairs work on each campus. Topics included student government, student leadership, Title IX, and co-curricular programming.
For more information about the meeting and the topics discussed, please visit here.