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  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Core Values
  • As a means of expressing the depth of the Board of Trustees, I gathered logos of their organizations.
  • Webster UniversityRating Review RequirementsManagement teamo What are the university’s permanent plans for the VP Finance and Administrationpost?o Are there any other pending or expected vacancies in the senior managementteam?o Have there been any significant changes at the trustee level, particularly theofficers or members of the finance committee?
  • We now have 14 international locations.
  • Webster UniversityRating Review RequirementsStudent Enrollment/Demando Please provide a comprehensive list of the competitors for the traditional campusin Missouri. If available, provide a fee comparison and any statistics regardingWebster’s enrollment capture for cross applicants.Karen/Dan will provide cross app report and US New Tuition Report during tour.
  • Webster UniversityRating Review RequirementsCapital Improvement Plan/Projecto How was the purchase of land and buildings from Eden Theological Seminaryfunded? Has the purchase been finalized?
  • Webster UniversityRating Review RequirementsCapital Improvement Plan/Projecto Authorizing resolution: is there a formal or informal expiration date after which theboard of bond financing committee would need to renew its approval? What isthe NPV savings target that would trigger a refinancing of the series 2001 and2005 bonds?o Provide an update on the construction of the academic building in progress. If awritten progress report from the contractor is available, please provide. Discussany cost overages or schedule set-backs that have occurred thus far. What is theproject’s GMP? Any contingency reserves?Fundraising/Developmento Please provide an updated break out of cash vs. pledges received as part of theongoing capital campaign. When did the campaign go public?o Has the university noticed any significant decline in fundraising due to the overalleconomic conditions? Have pledges been impacted?
  • Webster UniversityRating Review RequirementsSupplementary Materials Requested (if available):• A copy of the current campus improvement plan.Provide during tour• Occupancy statistics for the residence halls and apartment buildings owned by the university.Provide during tour
  • Debto If the series 2011 bonds were to include VRDBs, does the university plan tosecure an irrevocable, direct-pay letter of credit or provide self-liquidity?o Does the university maintain any debt or derivatives policies? If so, pleaseprovide copiesGreg can/will provide notes for a debt discussion.
  • Webster UniversityRating Review RequirementsFinancial Performanceo Provide the most recent investment report, including endowment funds, anyformal investment or spending policies approved by the board and the targetasset allocations for investments.o Have there been any changes to asset allocation targets in recent years? Arethere plans to further increase exposure to alternative asset classes?


  • 1. Fitch Rating VisitWebster University
    March 29, 2011
  • 2. Vision, Mission, Leadership, Network, Momentum & Performance
  • 3. Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures
    high-quality learning experiences
    that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
  • 4. Our vision is to be a premier U.S. based international university setting a distinct standard for global education.
  • 5. Students | Learning | Diversity
    Global Citizenship
  • 6. A Sample of the Institutions & Corporations Represented on the Board of Trustees
  • 7. President
    Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble, Ph.D.
    Julian Schuster, Ph.D.
    Neil George, Ph.D.
    Vice Presidents and Chief Officers
    Vice President & CFO – Greg Gunderson, Ph.D.
    Vice President for Enrollment Management – Paul Carney, PhD.
    Vice President & CIO – Lawrence Haffner
    Vice President & Executive Assistant to the President – Karen Luebbert, Ph.D.
    Vice President for Development & Alumni Program – Faith Maddy
    AVP & CHRO – Betsy Schmutz
    AVP & COO - Vacant
    Management Team
  • 8.
  • 9. Metro and Military LocationsRed=Military Blue=Metro*Locations may include multiple sites
  • 10. Graduate and Undergraduate Headcount
    Fall 2010
  • 11. Webster University Momentum
    Webster University Names
    Business School in Honor of
    Ambassador George Herbert Walker III
    Moody’s 2009 Upgrade from Baa1 to A3
    David Clewell is named
    Missouri's Poet Laureate.
    11/2009 1/2010 4/2010
  • 12. Webster University Momentum
    Webster University and
    Eden Theological Seminary
    Close on Collaboration
    Agreement, Transfer
    Real Estate and
    Consolidate Libraries
    Naming Julian Schuster Provost and Senior Vice President is a Significant Step in Energizing the Senior Staff and Organization
    Leiden Programs in Psychology and Sociology Accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization.
    5/2010 6/2010 7/2010
  • 13. Webster University Momentum
    Ocala Campus Relocation
    Webster University Announces $55 Million Campaign
    Webster University Breaks Ground for the Academic Building home of the
    8/2010 9/2010 10/2010
  • 14. Webster University Momentum
    AY 2010-11 Commencement
    New Campus Master Plan Program Announced
    Webster University Receives Designation as All-Steinway School.
    12/2010 2/2011 5/2011
  • 15. Webster University Momentum
    Webster Hall Renovation
    Sverdrup Hall Renovation
    Planning for Geneva Library Expansion
    FY2011-12 FY2012-13 FY2013-14
  • 16. $118,800,000
    Annual impact (direct, indirect and induced)
    Webster University Operations
    Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
    The Repertory Theater of Saint Louis
    University student and employee spending
    Webster University Saint Louis Economic Impact
  • 17. Recognitions
  • 18. Partnerships
  • 19. Accreditations
  • 20. Civic Engagement
  • 21. Fiscal Performance
  • 22. $245M
    Average annual change 16%
    Fiscal Performance
  • 23. $174M
    Average annual change 23%
    Fiscal Performance