Faculty Spotlight: Familiar Face in a New Space

Jim Webb joined the Globe University-Wausau community as the accounting program chair earlier this year. He jumped right in, eager to share his enthusiasm for Globe and his program with students, fellow faculty members and the community. He has been busy out in the community, meeting with business alliance partners and participating in networking events. Now, he will have the chance to continue these great efforts and to make a difference not just as a program chair, but as the new dean of faculty.

Photo Jim Webb, new Dean of Faculty

Welcome Jim Webb as the new dean of faculty at the Wausau campus!

Jim has a unique perspective to bring to this role. He has not only been a faculty member on this campus, but he was also a Globe student. Jim is a 2011 graduate from the Minnesota School of Business accounting program. As a student, he knew he wanted to be a teacher and a mentor. He has truly enjoyed doing these things at Globe. Jim observed, “I’ve been surprised at how many opportunities there have been to help people achieve their personal goals. I’ve most enjoyed seeing people succeed.”

Jim has a strong philosophy that things should be left better than when he found them. He is looking forward to applying this philosophy in his new role as the dean of faculty. There is a great team of dedicated faculty already in place. He says that he his most looking forward to providing the individual development tools and resources for this team to be even more successful.

“My vision for the faculty at Globe University-Wausau is that we will be superstar instructors that our students adore!” Jim said.

Jim Webb show Katie Heisler some accounting resources in the library

Jim Webb shows Katie Heisler some accounting resources in the library

When Jim is not at Globe helping faculty and students develop, he spends his time helping other things grow. He has a hobby farm where he works hard to create an  “… awesome environment for wildlife, like deer, turkey and grouse,” Jim shares. He also plants crops and cultivates trees.

When asked if there was anything else he wanted people to know about him, he shared his personal mission statement:

I strive every day to be a positive influence and example to everyone. I wish to live a long and healthy life through healthy living. My goal is to be a good steward of the blessings I have received, such as my health, family’s health, and material possessions on this earth. My ultimate goal is to leave a good life structure, setting and influence for my family and friends after I am gone, so they are able to succeed as I have.

Jim began his adventure as the dean of faculty earlier this month. Stop by his office near the front desk to wish him well.