To be recognized by our students and constituents as an outstanding service-oriented division which anticipates and provides for needs beyond the classroom.
To provide leadership in attracting and developing a diverse student population through a vibrant and engaging collegiate experience that supports students in defining and achieving their personal and educational goals.
What is Student Affairs?
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management consists of 13 departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service and educational programs to the University community. The Division also facilitates the total educational growth and development of UMKC students to include personal, social, physical, cultural, leadership and intellectual development, as well as judicial affairs and the student grievance process.
What is Enrollment Management?
Enrollment Management is a holistic process to ensure our students' academic success and life-long learning. At UMKC, we define enrollment management as "an integrated systems approach that focuses on student enrollment from the time of their inquiry through graduation and post-graduation. An effective enrollment management system alters and improves the institution's frame of reference about itself and its prospective students, community members and business partners" (Don Hossler, 1986).
This means, essentially, that a student’s success cannot be facilitated by just one aspect of the University — but all departments, units, offices and services working cohesively and collaboratively to provide the student with the needed tools to stimulate life-long learning.
"In a millennium in which knowledge has become the new economic capital, universities — the traditional providers of knowledge — face both extraordinary challenges to which they must adapt, and extraordinary opportunities they must seize" (Frank Rhodes, 2001).