Here is what you need to know to start your Webster week:
Webster expects a $7 Million Budget Shortfall for 2015: Webster University expects a budget shortfall of around $7 million, President Elizabeth Stroble told faculty Tuesday. She said the university will have to make budget cuts during the remainder of the spring semester.
Spring courses begin at Arcade Campus: Webster University’s new downtown Gateway Campus kicked off classes for the spring semester in early January. The Gateway Campus is located in the Arcade Building on Olive Street across from the Old Post Office. Renovation of the Arcade Building began in 2014. This marks Webster’s third downtown location.
Soccer Park, used for some Webster sports, floods during record rainfall: Flood waters over winter break reached as high as 20 ft., which almost completely covered the bleachers at the St. Louis Soccer Park in Fenton, the home of Gorlok soccer. Repairs to the damaged turf, bleachers and equipment including damages to the park’s main building are going to cost an estimated $1 million, according to reports from St. Louis Scott Gallagher, a soccer club in the St. Louis area.
Webster appoints interim Chief Financial Officer: On Jan. 21 Webster University have named Douglas Anderson as Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Anderson, who served as a CFO for 20 of his 30 years in financial positions at profit and non-profit organizations, will temporarily serve as Webster’s CFO until a permanent replacement for former Webster CFO Greg Gunderson is hired.
Webster to merge Orlando, Fla campuses into one downtown campus: Webster University will be merging its two Orlando, Fla. locations into one space in downtown Orlando. The project is similar to that of St. Louis’ new Gateway campus. These changes come from Orlando undergoing a massive effort to revitalize its downtown area.