UMKC Trustees Chairmen: Past and Present

Chairman

Ernest Howard
David Beals
John A. Morgan
Arthur Mag
Miller Nichols
Richard Wagner
Frederic Barnes
Bob Patterson
Fred Brady
Coleman Branton
Aaron Levitt
Byron C. Shutz
Dave Rismiller
Bert Berkley
Marjorie Allen
Henry W. Bloch
Paul Henson
Robert H. West
G. Kenneth Baum 
Barrett Brady
Thomas J. Turner III
Malcolm M. (Mick) Aslin
Hugh J. Zimmer
Alan L. Atterbury 
Leo E. Morton 
B. John Readey III
C. Patrick McLarney
Thomas M. Bloch
Ellen Z. Darling

 

Term of Chair

1941-1953
1953-1959
1959-1963
1963-1965
1965-1967
1967-1969
1969-1971
1971-1973
1973-1975
1975-1977
1977-1979
1979-1981
1981-1983
1983-1985
1985-1987
1987-1989
1989-1990
1990-1992
1992-1994
1994-1996
1996-1998
1998-2000
2000-2003
2003-2006
2006-2008
2008-2010
2010-2011
2011-2014

Current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet a Trustees Board Member

Hugh Zimmer

Hugh Zimmer
Member
Governance
Committee
Trustees Chairman, 2000-2003

 


Why is the Trustees Program important to UMKC?
The Trustees Scholar program is especially important to the Kansas City community because it’s attempting to retain the best and the brightest young people after they graduate from UMKC. The University is definitely filling the niche of being called Kansas City’s university.

 

Why was it important for you to serve on the Board of Trustees?
I developed a great interest in UMKC over the last 15 years. Through the Trustees Scholar Program, the University is bringing in top-quality students and raising the overall total competency of the entire student body, and it was important for me to get involved with the Board because watching UMKC prepare young people to stay in Kansas City after graduation is a worthwhile expenditure of my time. 

 

Why should other individuals in the community get involved with the Trustees Scholarship Program?

There’s a statistic that states five years after graduating from UMKC, 70 percent of UMKC graduates are living and working in Kansas City. It’s important for business professionals to get involved in the program because it creates a better pool of really well-trained employees not only for them, but for our community.