Webster University Hosts President Musil for
Earth Week, Joins RC Campus Network
Earth Day 2018 fell on Sunday, April 22, and was celebrated by Webster University in St. Louis the entire week following. Thus, RCC President and CEO, Dr. Robert K. Musil, was able to make his second consecutive appearance (following High Point University that celebrated before Earth Day) as the main Earth Week speaker at Webster. RCC’s Musil spent the week in residence at Webster as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, a program of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) that brings outstanding professionals with important career experience to campuses nationwide.
During her introduction to Musil’s campus-wide speech, Webster University President, Beth Stroble, who also serves on the Board of Directors of CIC, quipped, “Bob may have set a world record for campus appearances in a single week,” reeling off four major speeches, thirteen classes taught, numerous meetings at breakfast, lunch and, dinner, an appearance on St. Louis’s main talk show, the CBS affiliate KMOX, a newspaper interview, a tour of sustainability facilities, and more.
Webster, which turned 100 years old in 2015, has plenty to see with over 17,000 students spread over its historic St. Louis campus and at its international campuses that offer American-style education in places like Amsterdam, Leiden, Vienna, Geneva, Athens, Accra, Bangkok and Shanghai. Under President Stroble, Webster has also seen an increased emphasis on sustainability including a new East Academic Building (EAB) where Dr. Musil spoke that is LEEDs Gold certified.