Leigh Gerdine (1970-1990)

  • Born in Sheyenne, North Dakota.President Gerdine
  • A.B., University of North Dakota; B.M., Oxford University; PhD., University of Iowa.
  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Credited with a fundraising campaign that kept Webster open in the 1970s.
  • Expanded the graduate program at Webster.
  • Opened Webster's first downtown campus.
  • Opened Webster's first international campus in Geneva, Switzerland, followed by three more European campuses.
  • Offered the first Webster program at a military base (Ft. Sheridan in Illinois)