"I am biased for working a plan, for getting things done. I am biased toward a belief that we cannot take time for granted and that the need to address any challenge is urgent. I am biased in favor of engaging the world rather than hiding from it—a bias affirmed and confirmed by my time at Webster. I am for Webster, all of Webster, first and foremost."
-President Beth Stroble, addressing Webster University staff and faculty at the 2016 Fall Convocation
"I think it is important to acknowledge, as we gather today, that recent events, locally and globally, have certainly had the attention of this community. These events are a stark reminder that the work of creating and sustaining communities that embrace global diversity and that further peace and prosperity for all is far from finished."
-President Beth Stroble, opening the 2016 Spring Convocation
"My desire is we will meet the needs of very diverse populations of students, and that is adults, it's entering freshmen, it's working adults, it's veterans, and it's individuals who want to be globally competitive because that is a growing need. Opening up Webster students to the world and opening the world to Webster Students."
-President Beth Stroble, in an interview with STL LIVE TV about Webster University's future in the centennial year, July 9, 2015 (Video via STL TV)
"The most precious gifts are the ones you give away. Anything you hoard is really not yours. That’s what being a university president is all about. Webster was founded by women for women, before women had the right to vote.”
-President Beth Stroble, at the Walker Speaker Series Presents "Women in Leadership", April 1, 2015
Dr. Stroble moderates the panel with Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder, Kathy Mazzarella, Graybar president and chief executive officer, (Video via the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology)
"A mentor of mine, years ago, told me 'leaders invite others to the table.' What we know from books like Lean In, and so many others, is so often when young women are invited to the table they fail to say yes. So be ready to step up, not only, as President Obama says, to the table but at the head of the table."
-President Beth Stroble, about being named YWCA Leader of Distinction, December 12, 2014
"We will create a bridge between our storied heritage and our prosperous and thriving future. Welcome to Webster University's centennial year. Welcome to Webster University--your home."
-President Beth Stroble, opening the celebrations for Webster's centennial, July 31, 2014.