Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, President, Union Institute & University

Dr. Karen Schuster Webb is Union Institute & University’s sixth president. She is a visionary leader, internationally respected scholar, and a mentor to those aspiring to higher education leadership. She has dedicated her career to equity of access to educational excellence. Dr. Webb brought more than 25 years of successful executive leadership to Union, which is a university system based in Cincinnati and has Centers in California and Florida, with students from around the world. Prior to Union, Dr. Webb was President of Antioch University-Midwest Campus. Before Antioch, Webb served as an Associate Provost and Founding University Dean of the California School of Education at Alliant International University, overseeing programs in California, Mexico, the Far East, and online.  

Dr. Webb serves on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE); is a Presidential Sponsor for the ACE affiliated Women’s Network Ohio, and is past Chair of ACE’s Women’s Network Executive Council. She has received numerous honors and awards, among them the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Education at Indiana University-Bloomington. She was also selected as one of the Top 25 Women in Higher Education and Beyond by Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine. Other Board memberships include the Advisory Board of William V. S. Tubman University Foundation in Harper, Liberia, Every Child Succeeds, Women Walking West in Cincinnati, the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.  

Dr. Karen Schuster Webb holds three degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington, the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science in Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree focused in Applied Linguistics. On a personal note,

Dr. Webb is very proud of her daughter and son, Ramona, who resides in California and Wallace, III, who lives in Ohio.

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The leadership team of Club 17 continues to monitor the ever-evolving COVID pandemic situation. Based on the latest data for the Cincinnati area which showed an increase of 31.6% in reported cases from the previous week, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors have made the decision to hold our meetings virtually for the month of January.

Here are the Zoom meeting details:

Topic: Rotary Club of Cincinnati Thursday Meeting
Time:12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84590342660?pwd=bzAzQTV4c0VxR2o1WGtQTk1QRGR0QT09 

Meeting ID: 845 9034 2660
Passcode: 17
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