Office of the Provost

Contact us

Physical location

Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Room 300G
Kansas City, MO 64110

Mailing address

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Room 300G
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499





Office hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

To request the Provost's attendance to an event:

Provost Event Attendance Form


Erma Artist, Office Support Assistant IV
Phone: (816) 235-1107 
Answers main phone line, processes payment methods for expenditures, and assists in fiscal matters

Beci Edmundson, Faculty Affairs Specialist
Phone: (816) 235-2721 
Assistant to the Vice Provost for the School of Graduate Studies (Dr. Denis Medeiros) in the areas of promotion & tenure, awards, and all academic personnel processes including recruitment, hiring, leaves, grievance, evaluation and review, extra compensation, summer pay, and the Olson Professorship program

Brandie Elliott, Senior Executive Assistant
Phone: (816) 235-1030
Assistant to the Vice Provost for Online and Distance Learning (Devon Cancilla)

Rebecca Markley, Senior Executive Assistant
Phone: (816) 235-1024
Assistant to the the Provost (Gail Hackett)

Amy Watson, Senior Executive Assistant
Phone: (816) 235-5623
Assistant to the Deputy Provost (Dr. Cindy Pemberton); Administrative support for the Academic Policy Development Task Force, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Honors College Task Force, University College Advisory Council, as well as other strategic plan implementation committees, search committees, or working groups as necessary; Coordinator for new faculty orientation, academic program review site visits, center & institute annual reviews, and other projects as assigned.

DeOnna White, Business Support Specialist II
Phone: (816) 235-6476

Deborah Phillips, Business Support Specialist II
Phone: (816) 235-2660
Scheduling assistant to the Chief Information Officer, Mary Lou Fritts

Graduate Assistants

Joanna Maung
Phone: (816) 235-6446
Provost website and blog

Dan Stroud 
Assistant to Ruth Cain, Director of Academic Assessment