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4/24/17 - Adjunct News

Posted: 4/24/2017 11:28:00 AM

University’s Board of Trustees Elect New Leadership

Members of the Webster University Board of Trustees elected Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Mercy – the fifth-largest health care network in the country as its new board chair. They also elected Jack Galmiche, president and CEO of Nine Network of Public Media as the board’s new vice chair.

Britton takes over for Amelia Bond, who successfully completed her term and serves as the president and CEO of the St. Louis Community Foundation.

Chance Meeting With An Adjunct Professor Leads To “Hamilton”

A random conversation at Wendy’s with Adjunct Professor Edward Coffield from the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts led to a career in stage management for Cody Renard Richard, and eventually employment as an assistant stage manager for the hit Broadway production of “Hamilton.”

After the discussion with Coffield, Richard met with Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. A 2010 graduate, Richard decided to attend Webster given the university’s connection with the Repertory Theater and its job placement track record.

After graduating, Richard remained in St. Louis for a while before moving on to Kansas City, Los Angeles and New York – where he secured the “Hamilton” engagement.