The Executive committee is elected from among the current Trustees. They manage the business and property of the Board of Trustees in the interim between meetings of the full board.
Chair: Ellen Darling
Ann Brandau Murguia
The Finance committee is accountable for the fiduciary matters of the board, including management of the endowments, the restricted funds and the finances associated with the UMKC Trustees’ real estate program. The committee approves and manages the annual Trustees’ operations budget and advises the board on all budgetary matters.
Vice Chair: Ralph Reid
Real Estate committee
The Real Estate committee oversees and manages the operation of the UMKC Trustees’ Real Estate program. The committee is responsible for policy matters of the program, including purchase of new property, maintenance of all properties and sales of Board-owned properties. The committee is charged to assure the Board that properties are in proper condition and that the program is fiscally accountable. The Real Estate Program operates solely to support the needs of UMKC.
Vice Chair: Ann Brandau Murguia
Tom Turner, III
Trustees' Scholars committee
The Scholar/Business Connections committee implements a Professional Enrichment Program designed to connect scholars to the Kansas City community and educate them on issues facing the region. The committee also works to ensure opportunities are available for scholars to connect with Trustees for relevant internship and mentoring opportunities.
Vice Chair: Chandler McCray
The Development Committee oversees the fundraising programs of the Trustees and takes leadership in meeting goals for specific financial goals, such as sponsorship of UMKC Trustee Scholars. The committee raises funds to cover the board’s annual operational expenses.
Vice Chair: Scott Smith
Spencer Heddens, III
John Readey, III
Vice Chair: Jerry Reece
Vice Chair: Steve Doyal
Spencer Heddens, III
UMKC Trustees Governance Committee
The UMKC Trustees Governance committee is designated by the Board of Trustees for the purpose of considering and recommending candidates to the Board of Trustees for election to the Board of Trustees and to the position of Honorary Trustee.
Vice Chair: Maurice Watson
Thomas Turner III
Government Relations committee
The Government Relations committee assists in making the case for quality, higher education as a necessary attribute of a progressive state and as an economic driver for Missouri. The committee works with UMKC and UM System leadership to present the public funding needs and opportunities of UMKC to the citizens and elected officers of the city, county and state.
Vice Chair: Jim Polsinelli
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