Alumnus Maj. Gen. Hughes (MA ’95) Delivers Fort Leavenworth Keynote

| June 19, 2015
Fort Leavenworth Commencement 2015

International Relations faculty advisor David Anderson, Midwest regional director Katie Ervin, and Webster alum Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes, who served as keynote speaker at the Fort Leavenworth graduation ceremony.

Almost 150 graduate candidates from Webster University’s Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, campus location were honored as part of a joint graduation ceremony held Wednesday, June 10.

As one of three schools participating in the joint ceremony, the installation graduated over 215 students with accredited associates, undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Webster University conferred 147 degrees in seven degree programs. These graduates from Webster Fort Leavenworth included members of all U.S. military services as well as seven international officers.

Webster alumnus, Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes (MA ’95), was the keynote speaker. He currently serves as the deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center – Education (CAC-E), and the deputy commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Hughes completed his M.A. in Business Management from Webster University in 1995.

David Anderson, International Relations faculty advisor and adjunct faculty member, conferred degrees with the assistance of Katie Ervin, Midwest regional director. The Fort Leavenworth extended campus staff were pleased to host a reception for the graduates and their families following the ceremony.

About Webster and Fort Leavenworth

The historic Fort Leavenworth is the oldest continuously operating military installation west of the Mississippi River. Sometimes referred to as the “intellectual center of the Army,” it is a hub for advanced education for members of all the services as well as military officers from around the world. The CGSC located there educates, trains and develops leaders in a joint, inter-agency, inter-governmental, and multinational operational environment. Many pursue this training while also pursuing their degrees at Webster University’s location there.

Webster Commencement Around the World

Webster’s first class 100 years ago consisted of five students. Today the University has almost 20,000 current students at campuses worldwide, with more than 176,000 alumni — 25,000 who are military. The worldwide Class of 2015 includes 6,574 graduates from 110 countries.

Across the network of Webster campuses around the world, local commencement ceremonies take place throughout the summer and into the fall depending on local schedule. For a sampling, see:

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