Business leaders from more than three dozen organizations that have entered into corporate partnership programs with Webster University were honored during the President’s Luncheon on Oct. 15. Hosted at the Walker School of Business & Technology, the event celebrated corporate partnership programs that provide educational opportunities to employees.
Webster University President Beth Stroble opened the event by formally thanking the more than 30 business leaders in attendance. “Nothing advances without the teamwork of great partners,” she said. “We are grateful for your partnership and we want to work with you to develop initiatives that solve the talent challenges at your workplace.”
Julian Schuster, provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Webster University, shared a brief history of the university and spoke about the importance of leadership and partnerships. “Webster’s story is one of constant progress,” he noted. “We are truly a global university and we have an unwavering commitment to the future.”
The event concluded with a recognition ceremony and remarks by Benjamin Ola. Akande, chief corporate partnerships officer and dean of the Walker School. “Webster is an institution with nearly 100 years of experience in developing and harnessing talent,” he said. “We see value in partnering with you and we want to be that constant partner that helps your organization remain relevant and reach your goals. I end with an African proverb that says it best: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ We want to go together with you.”