College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board 2017-2018


UMKC was founded in 1933 as a private college then known as the University of Kansas City. Today, UMKC serves over 16,000 students across two campuses and has a living alumni base of more than 120,000 graduates.

UMKC Alumni Association

The mission of the UMKC Alumni Association is to provide a lifetime link to UMKC for alumni and friends to support the mission and goals of the University and to help it achieve its potential.

College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board

The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board is vital to the College’s mission and development of a strong alumni base. Members attend regular board meetings, give time and resources to support students and campus events, and serve as good stewards of the College around Kansas City.

To learn more about how to get involved with the CAS Alumni Board, contact Karen English, Director of Advancement for the College of Arts and Sciences.

2017-2018 CAS Alumni Board Members

Matt Hoefer, President
Senior Vice President, Great American Bank
BA ’06, Economics

Becky Smith, Vice President
BA ’76, Economics

Cory Robertson, Secretary/Treasurer
BA ’09, Studio Art

Jordan Allen
BA ’17, Sociology

Kendra Burgess
Constituent Service Representative, US Senator Clair McCaskill’s Office
BA ’10, Communication Studies

Jennifer Parker Burrus
Senior Administrative Assistant, UMKC College of Arts and Sciences
MA ’90, History

Heather Burton
Graphic Designer, Sprint
BA ’17, Studio Art

Matt Castilleja
Owner, Castilleja – Furniture & Objects
BA ’09, Studio Art

Kristina Gardner
Mental Health Monitor, Comprehensive Mental Health Services
BA ’15, Sociology