Bloomberg Philanthropies has recognized Washington University in St. Louis as an American Talent Initiative (ATI) High-Flier, a group of 28 high-graduation-rate institutions that are national leaders in college access and success for lower-income students.
Amanda on the Street: Commencement chat with Chancellor Martin
WashU graduating senior Amanda Sherman asks Chancellor Andrew D. Martin what advice he has for the Class of 2023 and why we wear funny hats at graduation.
Sterling K. Brown to give WashU’s 162nd Commencement address
Sterling K. Brown, a St. Louis native and an award-winning actor and producer, will deliver the 2023 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Traube appointed dean of Brown School
Dorian Traube, a professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California, has been appointed as the next dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, effective Aug. 1, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Chancellor’s State of the University address released
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin has shared the 2023 State of the University address, providing an update on the past year, highlighting accomplishments in academic distinction, student access and Washington University’s commitment to St. Louis.
WashU recognized as a top workplace
Washington University in St. Louis has been recognized in several recent surveys as a top workplace.
Mazzeo appointed dean of Olin Business School
Michael Mazzeo, a professor of strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will be the next dean of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, effective Jan. 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Burton named vice chancellor for government relations
J.D. Burton has been named the vice chancellor for government relations at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. He will begin the role March 27.
Weingarth named inaugural senior adviser for St. Louis initiatives
Lisa Weingarth, vice president of external affairs at the St. Louis-based nonprofit Rung for Women, has been named to the newly created role of senior adviser for St. Louis initiatives in the Office of the Chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis.
Gonzalez, Martin launch food blog
During Bear Beginnings orientation in August, Chancellor Martin and Vice Chancellor Anna Gonzalez took first-year students on a food tour of St. Louis’ South Grand neighborhood.
Transformative fundraising initiative ‘makes way’ for top applicants
Washington University has announced a transformative fundraising initiative that aims not only to increase financial resources for students at every level of need, including middle-income students, but also to provide a “best-in-class” experience for all students to learn, develop and flourish while on campus and beyond.
A strategic vision for Washington University’s next 10 years
Washington University has unveiled its strategic plan, setting a bold and ambitious path for the next decade. Called “Here and Next,” the plan represents the university’s 10-year strategic vision and was developed through a process that included 18 months of listening, outreach and work sessions, and incorporating feedback from thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners.
Sotomayor shares wisdom and humor during Field House chat
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin introduced U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to a crowd of more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff during a question-and-answer session April 5 in the Field House at Washington University.
Women comprise 89% of Washington University’s leadership cabinet
Women continue to be underrepresented in top jobs in America’s institutions of higher education, holding less than 40% of executive leadership roles. One notable exception is Washington University in St. Louis, where women comprise 89% of Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s cabinet and 56% of the university leadership council.
Astronaut Mae Jemison to deliver Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis
Mae Jemison, an engineer, physician and the first woman of color to travel into space, will deliver the 2022 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
State of the University address to explore vision, future goals
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin provided the Washington University in St. Louis community with news, updates and other important information during his State of the University address, which was first shared online on Tuesday, March 22.
Amy Kweskin named executive vice chancellor for finance, CFO
Amy B. Kweskin, vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer at Washington University in St. Louis, has been promoted to executive vice chancellor for finance and will continue as chief financial officer, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
University announces plans for new Arts & Sciences building
Washington University in St. Louis plans to construct a new state-of-the-art building for Arts & Sciences, the largest school on the Danforth Campus, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Washington University to make historic $1 billion investment in financial aid, adopt need-blind undergraduate admissions policy
Washington University in St. Louis will make an unprecedented $1 billion investment in financial aid for students, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. This funding will allow the university to achieve its goal of adopting a need-blind undergraduate admissions policy, effective immediately.
‘Bigger and better’ Commencement to move to Francis Olympic Field
“Commencement at WashU will be bigger and better,” said Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. “We are excited to welcome our graduates and their family members and friends to Francis Field and hope that they will stay awhile after the ceremony to celebrate this momentous occasion.”
University recommits to American Talent Initiative
Washington University has renewed its commitment to the American Talent Initiative (ATI)’s Accelerating Opportunity campaign, a nationwide effort to graduate an additional 50,000 low- and moderate-income students from ATI member colleges and universities by 2025.
First race and ethnicity cluster hires arrive at Washington University
Washington University iis welcoming the first round of faculty members identified through its race and ethnicity cluster hire initiative, a multiyear effort to build a world-class and interdisciplinary research program on race.
Class of 2020 reunites for delayed Commencement ceremony
The first time Joe Beggs graduated from Washington University, he was alone in his St. Louis apartment, watching Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s recorded address on YouTube. “It was hardly the Commencement I dreamed about,” Beggs said. “When Andrew Martin said, ‘Will the graduates please stand?’ I stood up in my boxers and my cap and flipped my tassel. Today was better.”
Thriving in ‘unpredictable challenges’
At the 160th Commencement — a Commencement like no other in the storied history of Washington University in St. Louis — National Basketball Association great and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told members of the Class of 2021 to write their own story — but to make sure it went beyond themselves.
Dains gift establishes ‘transformational’ student success fund
Washington University in St. Louis alumnus and emeritus trustee John Dains has made an $8 million commitment to support an undergraduate student success fund at his alma mater, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Chancellor, four other faculty named to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and four other faculty members of Washington University in St. Louis were elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the academy announced April 22. The others are Deanna Barch, John Baugh, Pascal Boyer and Holden Thorp.
Gerberding, first woman to lead CDC, will address 2020 graduates
Julie L. Gerberding, MD, the first woman to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will deliver the address to the returning graduates, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced in a video message to members of the class.
Basketball Hall of Famer Abdul-Jabbar will deliver Commencement address to Class of 2021
NBA great and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the 2021 Commencement address for Washington University in St. Louis, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced in a video message to members of the class.
Flory appointed vice chancellor for marketing and communications
Julie Hail Flory, interim vice chancellor for public affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed vice chancellor for marketing and communications, effective April 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Flory succeeds Jill D. Friedman, who left the position in December 2019.
Gonzalez appointed vice chancellor for student affairs
Anna Gonzalez, vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Harvey Mudd College, has been appointed vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Gonzalez will succeed Lori S. White, who left the position last July to become president of DePauw University.
Washington University launches strategic planning process
With an aim to be bold, transformative and collaborative, Washington University in St. Louis has officially begun its strategic planning process to develop a roadmap that will guide the university’s future over the next decade. “WashU Strategic Planning: Defining Our Vision for Washington University’s Future” will be an 18-month endeavor, heavily informed by feedback from members of the university and St. Louis communities.
Bolton appointed executive vice chancellor for administration and chief administrative officer
Shantay Bolton, vice president and deputy chief operating officer at Tulane University, has been appointed executive vice chancellor for administration and chief administrative officer at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Construction progresses on neuroscience research building: Project will be the largest in School of Medicine’s history
More importantly, it will bring together interdisciplinary neuroscience research and innovation at the School of Medicine.”. … One of these structures will resemble the glass three-story lobby on the north side of the neuroscience research building.
Call for proposals opens for race and ethnicity cluster hire
Earlier this summer, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced a comprehensive action plan to address racial equity at Washington University in St. Louis. Part of that plan included a Danforth Campus-wide cluster hire of 12 new faculty members who will focus on world-class research on race and ethnicity in our society. The process of bringing them to campus […]
Wendland appointed Washington University provost
Beverly Wendland, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed provost of Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
‘It’s time to double down on our role and impact in St. Louis,’ Martin says
In an inaugural address that both celebrated the accomplishments of Washington University in St. Louis and challenged the university community to do more to improve the lives of those in our neighborhoods as well as across the globe.
Newly inaugurated Washington University Chancellor Andrew D. Martin makes ‘WashU Pledge’
On Oct. 3, as he was inaugurated as Washington University in St. Louis’ 15th chancellor, Andrew D. Martin announced the WashU Pledge, a bold new financial aid program that will provide a free undergraduate education to incoming, full-time Missouri and southern Illinois students who are Pell Grant-eligible or from families with annual incomes of $75,000 or less.
Provost search moves forward
Washington University will begin a national search for its next provost this summer, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. A nine-member committee will be tasked with finding a successor for Holden Thorp and Marion Crain, who holds a dual appointment as vice provost and the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law, will serve as interim provost during the transition.
Michael Bloomberg announces Midwestern Collegiate Climate Summit
Michael R. Bloomberg announced May 16 the largest expected convening of Midwest universities focused on mitigating the effects of climate change and moving to a 100% clean-energy economy. Washington University will serve as the anchor for the climate summit and the partnership with other higher education institutions throughout the Midwest.
University creates Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity
During remarks at Washington University in St. Louis’ fifth annual Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action, Chancellor-elect Andrew D. Martin announced Feb. 20 the creation of a universitywide Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. The new inter- and transdisciplinary center will bring synergy to research already underway in these areas throughout the university — on […]
Chancellor-elect Martin ushered in a new year with a new view of the Danforth Campus on Jan. 2, his first official day on the job.
Law School hosts welcome reception
The School of Law invited faculty from law and political science to get reacquainted with Chancellor-Elect Martin this fall. At a reception held Oct. 16 in the Crowder Courtyard of Anheuser-Busch Hall, Martin visited with old friends and colleagues, and got to know some new faces.
A warm welcome back from students
Students got to know Chancellor-Elect Martin at a reception on the Danforth Campus on Sept. 25. Some 400 students came out to the Athletic Complex to meet Martin, who was joined by Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori White and the WashU Bear, among other special guests.
Wash U’s new leader comes home
For only the second time in its 165-year history, Washington University in St. Louis will be led by one of its own. Andrew D. Martin will become the university’s 15th chancellor in June 2019, the board of trustees announced after a special meeting on July 14, 2018.
For Andrew Martin, an academic journey comes full circle
Andrew Martin did not always know he was destined for academia. Back in the summer of 1993 the man who just became Washington University’s next chancellor had just finished his junior year at the College of William and Mary and had no idea where his postgraduate life would take him.
Andrew Martin appointed 15th chancellor of Washington University
Andrew D. Martin, dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, has been appointed chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, effective June 1, 2019, according to Craig D. Schnuck, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees and chairman emeritus of Schnuck Markets Inc.