Webster Names Global Leadership Academy Curriculum Team

| December 17, 2010
Global Leadership Academy

Following the call by President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble for Webster University to invest in the expertise of its people through the development of a highly selective and empowering leadership program, the University has announced the team chosen to design the curriculum for the new Webster Global Leadership Academy.

Those appointed to the curriculum team are:

Victoria McMullen, associate professor, The School of Education (Webster Groves campus)
Ted Hoef, administrator, Student Affairs (Webster Groves campus)
Debbie Psihountas, associate professor and Walker School of Business & Technology department chair (Webster Groves campus)
Kim Kleinman, staff, Academic Advising (Webster Groves campus)
Willem Jan Hofmans, adjunct faculty (Geneva, Switzerland campus)
James Smith, adjunct faculty (Little Rock, AR campus)
Brad Wolaver, staff, The Faculty Development Center (Webster Groves campus)
Patrick Powers, staff, Marketing (Webster Groves campus)
Erik Palmore, staff, The Faculty Development Center (Webster Groves campus)
Regina Kecht, administrator (Vienna, Austria campus)
Joe Schuster, professor and School of Communications department chair (Webster Groves campus)
Randy Wright, administrator (Webster Groves campus)

Preparing People to Lead at Webster

“We were impressed by the many individuals with dedication to cause at Webster,” said Benjamin Akande, dean, Walker School of Business and Technology. “It is with great pride that we selected contributors bringing diverse talents and expertise in leadership, management, curriculum development, and assessment to the curriculum team.” Akande, along with Julian Schuster, provost and senior vice president, and Betsy Schmutz, associate vice president, made up the committee which recommended the nominees to President Stroble for appointment.

The curriculum team is charged with refining the goals and objectives for the Academy, outlining the topics and format for participants in the leadership program and developing the means for assessing success of the Academy’s impact on individuals and the institution.

The Webster Global Leadership Academy is designed to help discover and grow the leadership potential of the Webster University community. “It will prepare people to lead from where they are,” said Dr. Stroble. “Webster University needs distributed leadership as solutions must come from many places within our organization.”

The Webster Global Leadership Academy welcomes its first class in Fall 2011. For more on the Webster Global Leadership Academy and the curriculum team go to www.webster.edu/leadershipacademy.

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