Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Julian Z. Schuster
Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Julian Z. Schuster is Webster University's chief academic and chief operating officer.
He provides leadership and strategic direction for the university's academic mission, overseeing academic programs, curriculum, faculty matters, research, scholarly and artistic pursuits, and academic policies.
Dr. Schuster also oversees units and activities which support the educational endeavors of the university, including enrollment management, student affairs, information technology, finance, the library system, centers and institutes, assessment, extended and international campus administration, and academic support services.
Priorities of the Office of the Provost
- Achieve global academic excellence by infusing concepts of global citizenship throughout the curriculum, enhancing opportunities for scholarly and artistic endeavors worldwide, and attracting and retaining diverse and highly qualified faculty and students from around the world
- Provide educational programs to our military which are relevant to their professions and lives, designed to be accessible and flexible, and embedded with support services to increase student success
- Enhance the teaching and learning environment for the Webster community by implementing campus master planning for the St. Louis campus, expanding and improving facilities at international and extended domestic campuses, and increasing investment in technology to support innovation in teaching and learning. Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
"Our goal is empowering students to think for themselves—to ask thoughtful questions and to care, deeply, about the answers."
- Julian Schuster
"We want students to be global citizens—to understand the world around them and to have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to change it for the better."
- Julian Schuster
Leadership InitiativesAcademic Program Review
Academic Program Review and Prioritization is an initiative advancing Webster University's commitment to achieving global academic and operational excellence.
Leadership InitiativesCampus Master Planning
Webster has engaged an internationally recognized planning and urban design firm to develop a master plan that will guide the Webster Groves campus for the next 15 years and beyond.
Leadership InitiativesACE Internationalization Laboratory
The Internationalization Laboratory will provide the unique opportunity to share best practices with other institutions and to benefit from the expertise of ACE senior staff.
Leadership InitiativesGlobal Citizenship Project
The mission of the GCP is to ensure every undergraduate student emerges from Webster with the core competencies required for responsible global citizenship.