Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Julian Z. Schuster

Julian Z. SchusterProvost and Senior Vice President Dr. Julian Z. Schuster is Webster University's chief academic and chief operating officer.

He provides leadership and strategic direction for the university's academic mission, overseeing academic programs, curriculum, faculty matters, research, scholarly and artistic pursuits, and academic policies.

Dr. Schuster also oversees units and activities which support the educational endeavors of the university, including enrollment management, student affairs, information technology, finance, the library system, centers and institutes, assessment, extended and international campus administration, and academic support services. 

Priorities of the Office of the Provost

  • Achieve global academic excellence by infusing concepts of global citizenship throughout the curriculum, enhancing opportunities for scholarly and artistic endeavors worldwide, and attracting and retaining diverse and highly qualified faculty and students from around the world
  • Provide educational programs to our military which are relevant to their professions and lives, designed to be accessible and flexible, and embedded with support services to increase student success
  • Enhance the teaching and learning environment for the Webster community by implementing campus master planning for the St. Louis campus, expanding and improving facilities at international and extended domestic campuses, and increasing investment in technology to support innovation in teaching and learning. Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.