Webster University Mourns Dean Emeritus Peter Sargent
Peter Sargent, founding dean of the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts and performing arts leader, and mentor, passed away last week, his family announced. Webster University hired Sargent in 1966 to head the lighting and design stage management program, which was created for the then brand-new Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center. He later helped found the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Webster University is in contact with the family and is working with them to schedule an on-campus memorial service. For more information about his life and career, visit here.
Remembering Retired Urban League President and 2000 Commencement Speaker James Buford
James Buford, longtime president of the St. Louis Urban League, 2000 commencement speaker, and a past member of the College of Arts & Sciences’ Advisory Board, also died last week. Buford served as president of the Urban League for 27 years and grew it into the nation’s largest Urban League affiliate before retiring in 2013. For more information about his service to Webster and the region visit here.
Don’t Miss December Toast
Mark your calendar: December Toast scheduled For Friday, December 20th at 4:30 p.m. at the Community Music School. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Monday, December 16. Please visit here for more information and to RSVP.
Watch for Latest Adjunct Faculty Survey
You will soon receive the adjunct faculty survey to solicit feedback on adjunct faculty communications. Feedback is tracked by semester to better understand what initiatives are working successfully and proactively identify potential problems. Please watch for your survey in your email and take a moment to fill out your responses. Your response is very important.
Results will be discussed at January’s Coffee & Conversations town halls with the chancellor, president, and the college and school deans. Those sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, January 15 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, January 16, at 11 a.m. Both sessions will be held in Browning Hall, Room 140.