Beth Russell Named Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies

| May 15, 2013

Beth Russell will assume the duties of assistant provost for graduate studies beginning June 1.

Webster University Provost and Senior Vice President Julian Schuster announced that Beth Russell, associate vice rpresident for Academic Affairs, has been named assistant provost for graduate studies in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective June 1.

In this position, Russell will work collaboratively with units across the Webster network to coordinate efforts to improve graduate students’ degree progression.

“Our more than 16,000 graduate students, who study at all of our locations and online, are critical to Webster,” said Provost Schuster. “The vast majority of them are working professionals who are pursuing their degrees to advance their careers in the business, government, or nonprofit sector, or they are affiliated with the military – serving our country or transitioning to civilian life. We look forward to Beth’s contributions to improving the graduate student experience to reach our goal of maintaining and solidifying our graduate enrollment.”

As assistant provost for graduate studies, Russell will oversee authorizations required for extended locations and programs and compliance with such agreements, supervise student records and track degree progression, facilitate communication with students with regard to academic discipline, and oversee Academic Advising. Additionally, she will work closely with units to ensure consistent and high-quality service and communication to Webster’s graduate students.

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  1. Francine Case says:

    Terrific announcement.
    Congratulations Beth!

  2. Bill Elliott says:

    Congratulations Beth,

    You continue to show the leadership I met more than ten years ago, and look forward to bumping into you more on campus.

    Bill Elliott, Physics

  3. Beth,
    Congratulations!