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.

The Human Resources Team



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




Compensation/ People Data & Analytics

Carol Fitzpatrick
Senior Human Resources Manager


Employee Relations


HR Service Center

  • Human Resources Specialist II









Training and Development
  • Kevin Sansberry
    Senior Human Resources Manager
  • Susi Mickey
    Senior Human Resources Specialist