Working Group Co-Chairs Appointed: Kick-off meetings to be announced

| November 9, 2012

From the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President:

Co-chairs have been appointed to seven working groups established by President Beth Stroble and Provost & Senior Vice President Julian Schuster.

As announced earlier this semester, the working groups will provide recommendations on areas of critical interest to Webster.

The original six groups have been expanded to seven – based on feedback from the co-chairs and participant response, Recruitment and Retention will be divided into two groups.

The working groups and the co-chairs are:

Recruitment and Retention (to be divided into two groups)Kathy Corley, Professor, Film/Video, Electronic/Photographic Media, School of Communications,  Carla Colletti, Assistant Professor, Music Department, DJ Kaiser, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Teaching English as a Second Language (School of Education), Karl Sterner, Regional Director, Denver Metropolitan.

Organizational RealignmentJenny Broeder, Associate Professor & Chair, Nursing, College of Arts & Sciences, Anne Edmunds, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management.

STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine) Thao Dang-Williams, Associate Dean & Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, Ali Ovlia, Associate Professor, Math & Computer Science, Walker School of Business & Technology.

Diversity at WebsterArnoldo Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Business, Walker School of Business & Technology, Nermina Sinanovic, Coordinator, User Services, Information Technology.

External Outreach & Engagement Lionel Cuille, Jane and Bruce Robert endowed chair of French & Francophone studies, Nicole Roach, Director, Old Post Office.

Policies & Procedures/Shared Governance Dottie Englis, Professor & Chair, Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Katherine Krajcovic, Director of Operations, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs.

All who volunteered to participate on a working group have been placed in their group of first choice.  Co-chairs have their participants’ e-mail lists and will contact their groups the week of Nov. 12 to provide information on the groups’ charges and meeting plans.

Students will be added to the groups through a process that will be student-led. Watch Webster Today for more information on student opportunities for participation.

The working groups will follow similar timelines, but times and formats of the meetings will vary by group.  Watch Webster Today for updates on the working groups, which will include opportunities for input from the community. Groups will complete their work by May 2013.

A thank you to all co-chairs who will lead this important initiative and to the many (300+!) who responded and will participate in the working groups.

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