Dr. Elizabeth Stroble, President

Webster University

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was named the 11th President of Webster University in 2009. During her tenure, Webster University, a global institution with a network of campus locations around the world based in Webster Groves, has solidified its reputation as a truly global university. The University expanded into Africa and Greece and built partnerships with communities and institutions around the world. Dr. Stroble has focused attention locally as well, with the opening of the Gateway Campus in the Arcade Building in downtown St. Louis and breaking ground for a new Interdisciplinary Science Building on its Webster Groves campus, which will open in 2017. 

Understanding that financial leadership and stability is critically important, under Dr. Stroble’s  leadership, the University has more than doubled its endowment, significantly increased scholarship funding for students and established the University’s first four endowed faculty positions, as well as improving the institution’s bond ratings and increasing net assets by $100 million. The University celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 and significantly became a four-time national Chess champions.  Strengthening Webster’s academic profile and global outreach has attracted significant support from corporations, foundations, and government sources. 

Dr. Stroble participated in a higher educational edition of Issues in Education, where a wide variety of topics were discussed.  Please click the videos to hear what she had to say.


Contact Information:

Twitter:  @websterpres

Email:  stroble@webster.edu

Webster University

470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Phone:  314.968.6900


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