Board of Trustees

Webster University accepts in principle that the governance of the University is a shared responsibility of administration, faculty and students. Administrators provide executive continuity; faculty and students participate in governance mainly through the constituent assemblies and the work of committees. The latter provide for constructive interactions among administrators, faculty and students.

Organizationally, the Board of Trustees oversees all activities of the University. Leadership is headed by the Chancellor, who is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction and priorities for the University. The President is Webster University's chief academic officer. Below is the listing of the current members of the Board of Trustees.

Webster University Board of Trustees 2022-2023

Sumit Verma
Chair of the Board
Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Manufacturing
Iovance Biotherapeutics

Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Julian Z. Schuster

Richard (Rick) Meyer
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Board

Jeanelle Wiley
Assistant Chancellor, Secretary of the University, Senior Privacy Director

Marvin Anderson
Senior Vice President
Bank of America Private Bank

J. Fred Barton
Chairman of the Board
St. Louis Bank and St. Louis Bancshares, Inc.

Susan (Gay) Burns (Vice Chair)
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (retired)
Reinsurance Group of America

Mike Claiborne
Broadcaster, St. Louis Cardinals
NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

Mark C. Darrell
Senior Vice President
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Spire, Inc.

Alicia F. Elsner
President and General Manager
KSDK-TV Five on Your Side

Dr. William (Bill) Fogarty
Internal Medicine and Endocrinology (retired)

Jovita Foster (Vice Chair)
Vice President and General Counsel
Drury Hotels Company, LLC

Andy Geisse
Operating Partner
Bessemer Venture Partners

Michael J. Girsch
Vice President, General Manager
St. Louis Cardinals

August (Gus) Hattrich
Paradowski Creative

Carmen Jacob
Chief Executive Officer
NextGen Information Services, Inc.

Kristin M. Johnson
Chief Transformation and Human Resources Officer
Edward Jones

Lisa Melandri
Executive Director
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Jennifer Ozimkiewicz
Senior Vice President, Global Corn and Soybean Strategy Head
Bayer, Crop Science Division

Kathleen O. Paese
First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Shelley J. Seifert
Chairman and CEO
First Bank

Atul Sharma
Former Chief Human Resources Officer

Charles Stucke
Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Lepercq de Neuflize Asset Management

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