Evening for Diversity and Inclusion: Webster honored at two St. Louis events

| November 15, 2013
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Webster University was one of five organizations honored in 2013. (Webster Provost Julian Schuster is pictured at far right.)

Provost Julian Schuster accepted the  AccessibleSTL Shine the Light Award recognizing Webster's efforts for accessibility.

Provost Julian Schuster accepted the AccessibleSTL Shine the Light Award recognizing Webster’s efforts for accessibility.

It was an evening for diversity and inclusion across St. Louis last night, with Webster University featured at two separate events focused on this topic.

At the Chase Park Plaza, Webster University was one of five organizations honored at the second annual AccessibleSTL Shine the Light Awards by Paraquad, a nonprofit organization that has offered services to people with disabilities for more than 40 years. Webster was recognized for all the work completed on the Webster Groves home campus to make its classes and offices more accessible to those with disabilities.

Julian Schuster, provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer, accepted the award on behalf of the University and spoke to the audience about Webster’s efforts in this area.

Webster Highlighted at Diversity Awareness Partnership Dinner
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Diversity Awareness Partnership dinner

Meanwhile, downtown at the Diversity Awareness Partnership dinner, Webster University was selected for the “Corporate Partner Highlight” portion of the evening. Betsy Schmutz, associate vice president and chief human resources officer, delivered remarks about what diversity and inclusion means to Webster.

Schmutz’s Webster colleagues at the dinner included Caprice Moore, Masoud Assali, Nermina Sinanovic, Basiyr Rodney and Nicole Roach, recently named associate vice president for Diversity and Inclusion and senior director for Community Engagement.

The Diversity Awareness Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the St. Louis region around issues of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Webster University has been a partner since the organization’s inception.

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