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Henry Webber

Henry Webber

Professor of Practice
MPP, Harvard University
  • Areas of Focus:

  • Community development
  • Mixed income housing
  • Anchor institutions in urban development
  • Urban design
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Henry Webber

Henry S. Webber is executive vice chancellor for administration at Washington University and a professor of practice at the Brown School and Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Art and Architecture.

Webber serves as the university’s chief administrative officer and oversees organizations with combined operating and capital budgets of over $400 million annually and over 1,300 employees. He is currently leading the largest capital project in the history of the university: Enhancing the East End of the Danforth Campus. Prior to this appointment, Webber spent 21 years at the University of Chicago, where, under his guidance, the University of Chicago’s Community Affairs program was recognized as one of the strongest in the United States.

As a faculty member at the Brown School, Webber’s courses and research have centered on community development, urban design, mixed-income housing, social welfare policy and the role of anchor institutions in urban development.

He is chair of the Board of Directors of Invest STL, the St. Louis region’s community development effort, and the Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation. He is vice-chair of the Board for CORTEX, a 200-acre urban biotech redevelopment project; and serves on several other regional boards.

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