Dean’s Office Administration

Photo of Haley Anderson Haley Anderson Sr. Executive Assistant

As the Senior Executive Assistant, Haley serves as Dean Vaught’s assistant. She also provides support for the College’s three associate deans, the Council of Chairs and all CAS faculty.

Photo of Liz Barton Liz Barton Director of Scholarships and BLA Online Program

As the Director of Scholarships for UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences, Liz supports the College’s stewardship efforts by facilitating student involvement with donors and administrators.…

Photo of Lana Burke Lana Burke Sr. Receptionist

As the Senior Receptionist, Lana serves as the main gatekeeper to the Dean’s Office. She supports the Executive Assistant with matters relating to the Dean and Associate Deans and serves as the Building Liaison to Scofield Hall.…

Photo of Jennifer Burrus Jennifer Burrus Sr. Office Support Specialist

As a Senior Office Support Specialist, Jennifer provides support to the College of Arts and Sciences Associate Deans in the areas of research and finance, faculty affairs (including promotion and tenure), awards and graduate programs.…

Photo of Emma Casey Emma Casey Coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach

As the Coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach for the College of Arts and Sciences, Emma manages all recruitment efforts for the College.…

Photo of Marion During Marion During Marketing Specialist

As the Marketing Specialist, Marion oversees all marketing efforts for the College of Arts and Sciences, but mainly works on projects involving student recruitment and retention.…

Photo of Jason Elliott Jason Elliott Director of Development and Gift Planning

As Director of Major Gifts for the College of Arts and Sciences, Jason Elliott works to increase support for the College by connecting and building relationships with CAS alumni and donors.…

Photo of Karen English Karen English Director of Advancement

As the Director of Advancement for the College of Arts and Sciences, Karen oversees all things “alumni.” She also works with Special Events for community and constituent outreach events and assists in fundraising and scholarships.…

Photo of John Herron John Herron Associate Dean

As Associate Dean, Dr. John Herron oversees all faculty and graduate affairs and undergraduate student recruitment for the College of Arts and Sciences.…

Photo of Alicen Lundberg Alicen Lundberg Sr. Office Support Specialist

As a Senior Office Support Specialist, Alicen supports the CAS Associate Deans, primarily in the areas of curriculum development, academic affairs, online education and student retention efforts.…

Photo of Jennifer Lundgren Jennifer Lundgren Associate Dean

As Associate Dean, Dr. Jennifer Lundgren oversees finance, research, and graduate studies. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and her courses include Health Psychology Interventions, Advanced History and Systems of Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Learning.…

Photo of Hea Kyung Shoemaker Hea Kyung Shoemaker HR Business Partner

As the Senior Support Specialist, Hea Kyung serves as the Human Resources Facilitator for the College of Arts and Sciences.…

Photo of Jordan Simpson Jordan Simpson Business Support Specialist II

As a Business Support Specialist, Jordan Simpson supports the financial and human resources operations of the College of Arts and Sciences and assists with training and budget planning.…

Photo of Linda Smitka Linda Smitka Web/E-Communications Specialist

As the Web and E-Communications Specialist, Linda oversees the College of Arts and Sciences websites and provides IT support to faculty and staff in the College.…

Photo of Kati Toivanen Kati Toivanen Associate Dean

As Associate Dean, Kati Toivanen oversees all undergraduate affairs as well as marketing for the College of Arts and Sciences. …

Photo of Jim Utech Jim Utech Director of Business Affairs

As the Director of Business Affairs, Jim oversees all fiscal responsibilities for the College of Arts and Sciences, including budgeting, forecasting, analysis and fund reviews, as well as oversight of financial transactions, audits, credit cards, systems access and funding allocations.…

Photo of Wayne Vaught Wayne Vaught Dean

Wayne Vaught is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and professor of Philosophy, Medicine and Bioethics.…

Photo of Anjing (Angie) Xu Anjing (Angie) Xu Sr. Business Support Specialist

As a Senior Business Support Specialist, Angie provides support for the business and fiscal aspects of the University, including accounting , budgeting, and financial analysis.…