Dean's Office

Haley Anderson

Sr. Executive Assistant
816-235-5421
andersonhk@umkc.edu

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...

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Katie Anton

Director of Scholarships
816-235-2414
HowardKJ@umkc.edu

As the Director of Scholarships for UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences, Katie supports the College’s stewardship efforts by facilitating student involvement...

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Emma Casey

Manager of Recruitment and Outreach
816-235-6162
caseye@umkc.edu

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

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Nathan Cho

Senior Student Recruitment Specialist
816-235-6061
npczp9@umkc.edu

As the Senior Student Recruitment Specialist for the College of Arts and Sciences, Nathan works as a primary point of contact between the College and First Time...

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Jason Elliott

Director of Development and Gift Planning
816-235-5776
elliottjas@umkc.edu

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...

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Karen English

Director of Advancement
816-235-1139
englishk@umkc.edu

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...

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John Herron

Interim Executive Associate Dean
816-235-1147
herronj@umkc.edu

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

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Alex Holsinger

Associate Dean and Professor
(816) 235-1132
holsingera@umkc.edu

Dr. Alex Holsinger is an Associate Dean and Professor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at UMKC, where he has been on faculty since 1999. In...

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Kristi Holsinger

Associate Dean and Professor
816-235-2261
holsingerk@umkc.edu

Dr. Kristi Holsinger is an Associate Dean and Professor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at UMKC, where she has been on faculty since 1999...

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Jessie Keith

Office Support Assistant IV
(816) 235-1136
jlaurenkeith@umkc.edu

As the Office Support Assistant for the Office of the Dean, Jessie manages the office and serves in a supporting role for the Dean’s administration. This can...

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Alicen Lundberg

Senior Coordinator of Academic and Student Programs
816-235-2534
lundberga@umkc.edu

Alicen supports the CAS Deans primarily in the areas of curriculum development, academic affairs, online education, and student retention efforts. She enjoys...

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Jenny Lundgren

Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
816-235-1301
lundgrenj@umkc.edu

Jennifer Lundgren is Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dean of School of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Psychology.   She holds a PhD in...

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Hea Kyung Shoemaker

HR Business Partner
816-235-5191
shoemakerh@umkc.edu

As the Senior Support Specialist, Hea Kyung serves as the Human Resources Facilitator for the College of Arts and Sciences. She acts as a liaison between Human...

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Jordan Simpson

Business Support Specialist II
816-235-5894

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...

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Jim Utech

Director of Business Affairs
816-235-2530
utechj@umkc.edu

As the Director of Business Affairs, Jim oversees all fiscal responsibilities for the College of Arts and Sciences, including budgeting, forecasting, analysis...

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Beth Vonnahme

Interim Associate Dean, Chair and Associate Professor
816-235-6108
vonnahmeb@umkc.edu

Dr. Beth Vonnahme is an Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at UMKC, where she has been on faculty since 2006....

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Anjing (Angie) Xu

Sr. Business Support Specialist
816-235-2528

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

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