Human Resources


About Us

The Human Resources (HR) department serves UMKC by focusing on the University’s most important asset: its employees. As a strategic partner with UMKC’s leadership, we develop and deliver innovative HR programs and services designed to support the mission of the University and enhance UMKC’s organizational effectiveness. To effectively meet the changing needs of our many customers, Human Resources is dedicated to continually assessing and improving programs and services. We welcome your feedback and ideas regarding opportunities to improve efficiencies, simplify processes, increase productivity and raise quality.

HR Organization Chart

The Human Resources Team



Affirmative Action
  • Michael Bates
    Director Of Affirmative Action
  • Michael Garvin
    Equal Opportunity Investigator/Trainer
  • Allan Kenneth Simpson
    Equal Opportunity Investigator/Trainer






Employee Relations


  • Carol Fitzpatrick
    Human Resources Manager
  • Sheila Cheffen
    Human Resources Assistant


  • Carol Fitzpatrick
    Human Resources Manager
  • Cory Kinder
    Human Resources Specialist II
  • Dedra Sanders
    Human Resources Assistant





Training and Development