Snapshots: President Stroble Speaks to de Tocqueville Society on Local Importance of Global Education

| November 8, 2013
President Stroble presented

President Stroble presented “Advancing Education, Connecting the World. Reflections of a Truly Global University” on Nov. 5 to the de Tocqueville Society of United Way.

Webster University President Beth Stroble discussed the importance of including a global component in education during a presentation to philanthropic leaders at the de Tocqueville Society of United Way’s First Tuesday Luncheon Nov. 5.

President Stroble

President Stroble proposed viewing St. Louis as a “gateway to the world” by preparing its students to be globally diverse.

The United Way of St. Louis invited her to speak to de Tocqueville members in her role as president at Webster University, labeled a “truly global” university by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and as a community leader who regularly works with St. Louis organizations with a global education outlook, such as the International Institute, Regional Chamber, St. Louis Mosaic, World Affairs Council and World Trade Center.

During her presentation at the St. Louis Club, Stroble presented “Advancing Education, Connecting the World. Reflections of a Truly Global University,” highlighting Webster’s global presence and sharing examples of the University’s programs, including the Global Citizenship Program, study abroad programs, global hybrid courses and Global Internship Exchange.

“Being global requires a sense of purpose, planning a strategic path, and creating a thriving presence in the global marketplace – a network of dynamic people, places, programs and partners,” said Stroble.

The de Tocqueville Society – named in honor of social historian Alexis de Tocqueville – was formed in 1987. Composed of philanthropists who contribute an annual gift of $10,000 or more to United Way, the spirit of caring is ever-present in this generous group of donors.

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