2013 Cohort of Global Leadership Academy Selected

| December 10, 2012
Webster University Global Leadership Academy

After a successful year, members of the inaugural Global Leadership Academy cohort will remain involved to help the 24 members of the 2013 cohort, which has now been announced.

With just one more monthly meeting in December, the 2012 Global Leadership Academy cohort will complete its year-long leadership development program. The cohort devoted most of its November meeting to reviewing the GLA curriculum from the past year and providing valuable feedback on how to improve the sessions and how to best organize them for the 2013 GLA schedule, comprised of three week-long sessions: one in St. Louis, one in Geneva, Switzerland, and one at U.S. extended metro and military campuses.

GLA alums will remain involved with the GLA in a variety of ways going forward, including helping new fellows in mentoring partnerships, acting as speakers and consultants, leading discussion groups on leadership topics, and offering selected leadership skill development workshops outside the GLA.

Throughout the year, Academy fellows will the build the distributed leadership that is critical to Webster’s success. In the inaugural 2012 session, both President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster expressed their hopes for the GLA.

“We are investing in our people,” President Stroble said. “In the coming years, Webster will be more highly regarded, more impactful in our reach and more purposeful in our actions. The Global Leadership Academy is one tool that will help us develop the talent within our university community to continue to achieve our vision.”

Provost Schuster added that the Global Leadership Academy is a way to build “intellectual courage,” arming employees with a professional development opportunity that will help them break down barriers and effectively respond to opportunities and challenges facing Webster.

2013 Cohort Announced; Expanded to 24

Due to the overwhelming response to the call for GLA nominations and applications, we have increased the 2013 cohort to 24 and selected the following fellows to ensure broad representation of the many roles and position levels throughout the university:

  • Julianna Bark, Adjunct Professor in the Global Citizenship Program and First Year Programs Coordinator, Geneva Campus
  • Linda Dahlgren, Development Officer
  • Samantha Davis, Coordinator, School of Communications
  • Kristen DiFate, Assistant Professor of Digital Advertising
  • Melanie Gottlieb, Director, Admissions Operations
  • Nancy Higgins, Director of Ceremonies/Events
  • Holly Hubenschmidt, Head of Library Instruction, Liaison and Reference Services
  • Katherine Krajcovic, Director of Operations, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
  • Julie Loyet, Assistant Director, Rolla Metropolitan Campus
  • Peter Maher, Associate Dean & Professor, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
  • Kim McGrath, Associate Director, Study Abroad
  • Ruben Molina, Director, Randolph Air Force Base
  • Elizabeth Risik, Assistant Professor, Business Department
  • Betsy Schmutz, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Stephanie Schroeder, Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Teresa Sedlar, Director of Admissions, Vienna Campus
  • Lori Sharp, Senior Academic Advisor
  • Gladys Smith, Assistant Director, Counseling and Life Development
  • Rita Smith, Director, Academic Resources & Planning
  • Elizabeth Stacey, Online Student Services and Retention Coordinator
  • Karl Sterner, Regional Director, Denver Metropolitan Campus
  • Curt Vehlewald, Comptroller
  • Hannah Verity, Director of Global Programs, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jiangping Wang, Associate Professor, Math & Computer Science Department
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