The board of trustees of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio, has appointed Karen Schuster Webb as the educational institution’s sixth president. She will take office on July 1. The university enrolls about 800 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, according to the latest, U.S. Department of Education data. African Americans make up 18 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Most recently, Dr. Webb has served as Midwest Campus president and senior adviser for academic innovation to the chancellor of the Antioch University System. Before joining Antioch University, she was the founding dean of the California School of Education of the Alliant International University System. Earlier in her career, Dr. Webb was dean of the College of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dr. Webb holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Indiana University.