Benjamin Akande Named President of Westminster College

Dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology and Chief of the Office of Corporate Partnerships, Benjamin Akande, was named the new president of Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.

ST. LOUIS (MAY 8, 2015) – Dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology and Chief of the Office of Corporate Partnerships, Benjamin Akande, was named the new president of Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. He begins his new post on July 1.

Akande started at Webster in 2000 and served as tenured faculty member, as well as in administrative leadership.

“As the leader of Webster’s largest college, Benjamin has played a pivotal role in the development of the Walker School as we know it today,” said Julian Schuster, Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “His international experience and strong leadership will serve him well in his new position.”

“I congratulate Benjamin on his appointment as Westminster’s president,” said Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President of Webster. “His ability to forge relationships is remarkable and his leadership in building the Office of Corporate Partnerships has made a difference for Webster.”

“I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity,” Akande said. “I take great pride in my years with Webster and will always treasure the camaraderie and collegiality I enjoy in the Walker School and in Webster worldwide.”

Westminster College is the nation’s eighth-highest ranked small liberal arts college for percentage of international students. Its student population consists of nearly 1,000 students from 28 U.S. states and 76 countries worldwide.

Akande’s last day with Webster will be June 30. 

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