Successful Webster Alums to Roll Out Red Carpet for Reception in Hollywood

Producer/Writer DesHotel and Actor Carroll to Welcome School of Communications Dean and Conservatory of Theatre Arts Chair

Producer/writer Rob DesHotel and actor Rocky Carroll, will welcome Dr. Eric W. Rothenbuhler, dean of the School of Communications and Dottie Marshall Englis, chair of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts for an alumni reception in Los Angeles.

Webster University alumni in the area are invited to join them for the reception. It is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be hosted by the Webster University Alumni Association.

The reception will be held at:

Yamashiro Restaurant
1999 North Sycamore Avenue
Hollywood, CA  90068

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available. RSVP no later than Friday, July 26 by phone at 1-800-305-ALUM (1-800-305-2586) or by email at alumni@webster.edu.

Rob DesHotel is a producer and writer. His producing credits include television programs ranging from “That ‘70s Show” to “True Blood.” His many writing credits include television hits such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “That ‘70s Show,” and “Gary Unmarried.”

 DesHotel graduated from Webster University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Communications from the School of Communications.

Rocky Carroll may be best known for his role as Director Leon Vance on the CBS television series "NCIS" and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” He has also appeared in films including “Crimson Tide,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” and “Prelude to a Kiss.”

Carroll delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at Webster University 's 2009 commencement.

The Webster University School of Communications prepares students in three academic departments to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. The School provides a hands-on approach to learning that is grounded in the University's liberal arts foundation and commitment to global education. Sixteen undergraduate programs, five graduate degree programs and 12 minors cover the wide array of communications specialties. They are taught by faculty who are theorists, artists, and practitioners. Students work with professional-grade media equipment, take courses at Webster's U.S., European and Asian campuses, participate in robust field experiences and internships, and, along with faculty and alumni, are frequently recognized for their professional accomplishments.


With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military, online and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.