Former Webster University President Richard Meyers announced his plans to retire as president of Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California on Nov. 8, 2012. Meyers will not seek an extension to his contract, which ends Dec. 31, 2013.
Meyers was president of Webster University from 1994-2008. While at Webster, Meyers helped increase the endowment, enrollment, and expand Webster campuses worldwide.
Meyer was also responsible for the creation of Webster Works Worldwide, the annual day of community service.
Meyer announced his plans to leave Fielding’s at a board of trustees meeting on Nov. 3, 2012.
Meyers said to Fielding’s Board of Trustees, “My vision has been to leave the university in a secure financial position with a future plan. My focus has been on increased shared governance, enhanced programs and degrees that prepare students to be more socially responsible, international components that make Fielding of value globally, and increased recognition of Fielding’s unique role in higher education.”