Webster University London to Find New Location

ST. LOUIS, December 1, 2014 - Webster University announced today that it has started a 24-month process to find a new home and new partner in London. Webster first opened a location in London in 1986 and partnered with then Regents College in 1994. Some 20 years later, it is time to offer a new opportunity for students.

“As Webster celebrates our centennial year we are focused on achieving global impact for the next century,” said Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, Webster’s president and chief executive officer (CEO). “Just as we have recently strengthened Webster’s global network with opportunities to serve local communities in Athens and Accra and a new campus site in Vienna, a new London location will simultaneously build local and global connections enhancing Webster’s worldwide network through cultural immersion and learning opportunities for students.”

Approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students study at the London location. These students study in a number of different academic areas – including the longest-running American MBA in London.

“As we move forward with finalizing our new strategic plan, we are evaluating existing partnerships and envisioning next stages in Webster’s global presence,” said Julian Schuster, Webster’s provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO). ”We cherish our tradition of building strong partnerships around the world and we actively pursue and evaluate opportunities that advance global innovation, academic and operational excellence.”

Most Webster London students will finish their degrees in the next 24 months and while the Webster-Regents partnership will not accept new students past the Spring II term, Webster University students may continue to study abroad at this location and enroll in Webster’s robust online programs.

“We have enjoyed a long relationship with Regents University London,” said Grant Chapman, Webster’s associate vice president and director of International Programs. “We have experienced a unique partnership built upon a shared sense of mission to provide high-quality learning experiences for our students.”

Bill Lynch, director of the London campus location, said this is an opportunity to consider the optimal location for Webster students in the historic city. “London is such a vital part of the Webster University network, we are excited at the opportunity to explore other possibilities for our students and the most optimal fit for Webster University.”

Click below to view the official announcement from Julian Schuster, Webster’s provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer:

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