Connection Leaders | Webster University

Connection Leaders

Who are the Connection Leaders?

Connection Leaders are peer-mentors here to assist all first-year, transfer, and international students with their transition to Webster University. Each Learning Community and First Year Seminar has a Connection Leader attached to help foster an engaging environment. Connection Leaders provide guidance and support throughout a new student's first year.

Before Welcome Weekend, your Connection Leader will reach out to you to introduce themselves. During GROW Days and Welcome Weekend, you will have a chance to meet them in person. Your Connection Leader will continue to answer questions and connect you to resources as the Fall or Spring semester begins. They are an important part of your first-year at Webster University.

The focus of Connection Leaders is to:
• Foster a co-curricular experience through events, forums, social gatherings, and community involvement related to their Learning Community or First Year Seminar.
• Connect students with campus resources, departments, and personnel.
• Provide opportunities for students to address the range of diverse identities, perspectives, and experiences that impact their learning while attending Webster.
• Create a space where students feel comfortable expressing themselves intellectually and emotionally.
• Support the development of ongoing, meaningful, and lasting relationships.

For Additional Information Please Contact:

The Department of First Year Experience and Undergraduate Persistence
314-246-CLWU (2598)
welcome@webster.edu

Justin Barton
Department Director
jamesbarton41@webster.edu

Vanika Spencer
Department Coordinator
vanikaspencer27@webster.edu