Historical dates: 2020s

  • The Jackson and Thomas Leadership Giving Society was announced in February 2020. It is named for Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas who in 1950 became the first two African Americans to graduate from Webster University.
  • Josh Fleming became the first Webster baseball player to advance to the major leagues. He made his debut with the Tampa Bay Rays on August 23, 2020, and went on to a club record 5 consecutive wins to start his career.
  • Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin III was confirmed to serve as U.S. Secretary of Defense on January 22, 2021. He is the first Webster graduate to serve in a cabinet position in the U.S. federal government. He is also the first Black man to serve as Secretary of Defense in the United States.
  • Webster University Volleyball made history on March 3, 2021 as the Gorloks received the program's first ever national ranking from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) when the organization released its second NCAA Division III Top 25 poll for the 2020-21 spring season. Webster was ranked No. 22 in Division III.
  • Will Hocker won the NCAA Division III National Championship in golf on May 14, 2021 becoming the first Webster University student-athlete to win an individual national title in any athletics field.
  • The Cha-am, Thailand campus closed permanently on December 31, 2021.