Written by John Face
April 3, 2023
City Watch NEWS
Dr. Wayne Webster serves as Interim President at the College of Wooster in Ohio and will now become Albion Colleges’ 18th president. According to the Wooster College website (click here for link) bio for Webster, he has over 20 years of executive leadership experience.
Webster took over as the Interim President at Wooster on July 1, 2022, and will leave for Albion on July 1, 2023, when Wooster’s new President, Dr. Anne E. McCall, assumes the role of the president there.
According to the college’s website, “Webster previously served as Vice President for Advancement at The College of Wooster, where he led the public phase of the $190 million Wooster’s Promise campaign, which resulted in a state-of-the-art life sciences building and significant endowment growth to help support strategic initiatives. He is currently leading the successful two-year $36 million fundraising effort for the student center renovation, set to complete in January 2023. During his four years at Wooster, the endowment has grown from $299.6 million to an estimated $420 million. He has played a role in helping to bring the endowment to draw down from 5.88 percent to 5 percent over that period”.
“This kind of fundraising ability is what Albion College will need,” stated one staffer about Webster. “After Johnson (Mat Johnson, former Albion College President) failed to raise any money and did nothing but claim Dr. Mauri Ditzler fundraised money, let’s hope our new president knows how to do it,” said another.
City Watch has spoken with several faculty members who all stated their support for the new president and said, “I will work with him to make Albion better.”
Welcome to Albion Dr. Webster City Watch looks forward to working with you.
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