UMKC leaders work together with campus and community members in a spirit of partnership and entrepreneurship to make the university's vision become reality.

Administrative Leadership

Chancellor's Office
C. Mauli Agrawal, Chancellor

Academic Affairs
Jennifer Lundgren, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Brandon Martin, Athletic Director

Diversity and Inclusion
Makini L. King, Interim Vice Chancellor

External Relations and Constituent Engagement
Curt Crespino, Vice Chancellor

Finance and Administration
Sharon Lindenbaum, Vice Chancellor

Human Resources
Carol Hintz, Vice Chancellor

Chris Liu, Vice Chancellor

Strategic Marketing and Communications
Anne Spenner, Vice Chancellor

UMKC Foundation
Lisa Baronio, UMKC Foundation President and UMKC Chief Advancement Officer

UMKC Innovation Center
Maria Meyers, Executive Director of the UMKC Innovation Center


Academic Leadership

College of Arts and Sciences
Kati Toivanen, Interim Dean

Diane Petrella, Dean

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
Brian Klaas, Dean

Honors College
James McKusick, Dean

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Theodore White, Dean

School of Computing and Engineering
Kevin Truman, Dean

School of Dentistry
Marsha Pyle, Dean

School of Education
Carolyn Barber, Interim Dean

School of Law
Barbara Glesner Fines, Dean

School of Medicine
Mary Anne Jackson, Dean

School of Nursing and Health Studies
Joy Roberts, Interim Dean

School of Pharmacy
Russell B. Melchert, Dean

School of Graduate Studies
Yusheng Chris Liu, Dean

University College
Kim McNeley, Vice Provost for Curriculum and Assessment

University Libraries
Cindy Thompson, Interim Dean



UMKC Trustees are Kansas City business, civic and philanthropic leaders who advocate on the university's behalf, provide community feedback and forge partnerships to help the university achieve its strategic priorities and financial objectives.


UMKC Foundation

Lisa Baronio, UMKC Foundation President and UMKC Chief Advancement Officer

The UMKC Foundation, a separate 501(c)3 organization, works with all entities to encourage philanthropic support for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


UMKC Alumni Association

UMKC alumni are actively involved in raising scholarship funds and creating new partnerships with the community.


UM System

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a member of the University of Missouri System.