Academic Affairs

28 Jun 2012   

New Faces in Academic Affairs

Last week, Academic Affairs welcomed two new colleagues who will be working with us to strengthen our commitment to serve the military and the government sector.


Mike Callan, who recently retired as a Brig Gen fromphoto of Mike Callan the Air Force, is our new AVP for Military and Government Affairs. His extensive military background and his understanding of the positive impact a high-quality education can have on the careers of service members will provide the leadership and counsel needed to move Webster closer to our goal of being the military's first choice for higher education.


Mike's last assignment was at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where he served as Vice Commander 17 AF/ United State Air Forces Africa. An accomplished pilot, he has instructed and evaluated more than 1,000 international student and fully rated pilots.


Read more about Mike in the Webster Today article announcing his appointment. 


Tom Johnson is our new AVP and Chief of Strategic Initiatives. In that role, Tom will help us identify photo of Tom Johnsonemerging markets and develop new programs in response to student and market needs.


Tom has extensive experience in the government sector and in higher education, having served for 13 years as Dean of the College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven. Most recently, he served as professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin.


Tom is the author of six books, the most recent coming off the press this month, titled Power, National Security, and Transformational Global Events. He also holds copyright on four software programs that are used in the criminal justice field.


Read more about Tom and his position in Webster Today.


Principles of Excellence Update

As you may be aware, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, and the Department of Veterans Affairs have been working together to craft guidelines for the President's executive order "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members." 


After a thorough review of these broad guidelines and their impact to how Webster University conducts its enrollment, advising and financial dealings, we are confident that Webster University is, and will remain, in FULL COMPLIANCE with these principles. As a result of this evaluation, President Stroble has formally responded to the VA in a positive way on behalf of the entire network of campuses at Webster University. Please note there is NO NEED for any other Webster University party to reply, as there will be one compliance document from the main campus.  

Directors Summit September 23-26
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This fall, directors from across the Webster network will gather in St. Louis for our annual meeting. This year's theme is "Reach Out, Reach Up," building on last year's theme of working together to build academic and operational excellence.

This year, Community Relations Coordinators will be invited to attend, with workshops that will help them in their important roles.

We are asking those in the Webster community who wish to present at one of the concurrent sessions to fill out a Concurrent Session Proposal Form. See the announcement in Webster Today for details.


International Essay Competition 
photo of Lygia Fagundes Telles

Brazil's Ministry of External Relations is accepting applications for the IV International Essay Competition, which is dedicated to the body of work of Brazilian novelist and short story writer Lygia Fagundes Telles.


The competition, which aims to promote Brazilian literature abroad, is open to anyone who is engaged in activities related to the study of the Portuguese
language and Brazilian culture, such as teaching, cultural journalism and other related activities.  


For more information, see the Webster Today article announcing the contest.   

The Webster Family Tree 


Welcome to those extended staff members who recently joined the Webster family:       Webster Family Tree
Naomi Coleman, Representative, Patrick AFB, FL

Heather Fridly, Service Clerk, Winghaven, MO

Kanaan Ivory, General Clerk, Fort Sam Houston, TX 

Farewell to those departing:

Tammy Saldivar Gillespie, Community Relations Coordinator, Colorado Springs, CO


Lauren Bramblett, Department Associate, Bolling AFB, DC  


See the HR Job Opportunities Web page for current openings. 

In This Issue
New Faces in Academic Affairs
Principles of Excellence Update
Directors Summit September 23-26
International Essay Competition
Webster Family Tree
Faculty Pay Dates on the Web
Updated DirectoryForm
TA Form Submission Change
Dates to Remember
July 4--U.S. Independence Day (U.S. campuses closed)

Jul 6--Withdrawal Deadline for Summer term (GR)

Jul 13--Withdrawal Deadline for Summer term (UG)

Jul 27--Summer term classes end

Jul 29--Jacksonville, FL graduation

Aug 13--Fall I classes start (GR)

Aug 13--Fall I Petitions to Graduate due to Academic Affairs

Aug 20--Fall I classes start (UG)


Faculty Pay Dates on the Web
Adjunct faculty pay dates have been updated for the 2012-2013 academic year. They are posted on our Extended Campus Administration website.
Updated Directory
The Extended Campus Staff Directory has been updated. The directory is a handy document to quickly find basic address/telephone/staff information on any of our extended campuses, so you might want to bookmark it. There are also photos of directors and assistant directors. Please let us know if your campus information has changed so we can include it in future updates.
TA Form Submission Change
Please email TA forms to Billi Brickey in the Bursar's Office at Forms should no longer be sent to Cyndi Pruett, as she is leaving to pursue a career in Radiology. 


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