Current Members

Trustee Scholar giving circle membership for fiscal year 2016 is indicated by an asterisk (*).
 

Executive Committee

The University of Missouri–Kansas City 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.

Joel Voran

Chair
Chairman
Lathrop & Gage, LLP
*Scholar Circle Member

 

Doranne Hudson

Secretary and Vice Chair, Strategy and Planning
Retired, Hallmark Cards
ExecutiveinResidence
University of Missouri–Kansas City

 

Chandler McCray

Vice Chair, Trustee Scholars Committee
President and Chief Executive Officer
McCray Lumber and Millwork
*Scholar Circle Member

 

Ann Brandau Murguia

Co-Vice Chair, Real Estate Committee
Executive Director,
Argentine Neighborhood Development Assoc.

 

Jim Polsinelli
Vice Chair, Goverment Relations

Shareholder
Polsinelli

 

Annie Presley

Vice Chair, Development Committee
Author
Ace Publishing LLC

Jerry Reece

Vice Chair, Engagement Committee
Chief Executive Officer
Reece and Nichols

 

David Shapland

Treasurer, Vice Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
Chief Financial Officer
Russell Stover Chocolates, LLC

 

Scott Smith

Vice Chair, Awards Committee
*Scholar Circle Member

 

Tom Turner

Co-Vice Chair, Real Estate Committee

Executive Vice President
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC

 

Maurice Watson

Vice Chair, Governance Committee
Chairman
Husch Blackwell

 
 
 

 

Regular, Alumni, Community and Special Trustees

The University of Missouri–Kansas City Board of Trustees is comprised of 60 regular, four Alumni, nine Community and three Special Trustees. Honorary and Emeriti members are annually elected at the discretion of the board.

Alan Atterbury

President
Midland Properties, Inc.
Lifetime Giving Endowed Scholar Benefactor

 
Debby Ballard

President
Sprint Foundation

 
Jonathan Baum

Chairman
George K. Baum & Company

 
Steven Bernstein

President 
Bernstein Rein Advertising, Inc. 

 
Phil Bixby

Alumni Trustee
President, Chief Executive Officer
and Chairman
Kansas City Life
*Scholar Benefactor

 
Tom Bloch

Co-founder
University Academy
*Scholar Benefactor and Lifetime Giving Endowed Scholar Benefactor

 
John Bluford

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer
Truman Medical Centers

 
David Brain

Brown Cow Capital LLC

 

John Callison

Vice President—Investments
Oppenheimer & Company, Inc.

 

Raymond Cattaneo

Community Trustee
Alumni Association
*Lifetime Giving Endowed Scholar Benefactor
General Pediatrician
Priority Care Pediatrics  

 

Dianne Cleaver

Executive Director
Urban Neighborhood Initiative

 
Keith Copaken

Principal
Copaken Brooks
*Scholar Benefactor

 
Lajuana Counts

Community Trustee
Law Foundation

Karen Cox, R.N., Ph.D.

Alumni Trustee
Executuve Vice President
Children's Mercy
*Scholar Circle Member

 
Ellen Darling

Chief Executive Officer
Newmark Grubb Zimmer
*Scholar Circle Member and Lifetime Giving Endowed Scholar Benefactor

 

Paul DeBruce

DeBruce Companies

  
Ann Dickinson

Board Member
Dickinson Financial Corporation
*Scholar Circle Member

 
Stephen Doyal
Retired, Hallmark Cards

 

Stephen Dunn
Chairman
J. E. Dunn Construction Company
*Scholar Circle Member
 
Terrence P. Dunn

Community Trustee
UMKC Foundation
Investor
DD Ranch Leawood

 
Frank Ellis

Retired Chairman and CEO
Swope Community Enterprises

 
Anne Westlake Elsberry

*Scholar Circle member
 

Jenny Erdman

Community Trustee
Conservatory of Music and Dance

 
Warren Erdman

Executive Vice President;
Administrative and Corporate Affairs
KC Southern
*Scholar Benefactor

 
Melinda Estes, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Saint Luke's Health System
*Scholar Circle Member

   
Gary Forsee

Retired
Sprint Nextel

 

Scott Francis

Owner
Francor, LLC

 
Esther George

President
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

 
Greg Graves

President and Chief Executive Officer
Burns & McDonnell
*Scholar Circle Member

 
Dave Harrison

President
Van Trust Real Estate
*Scholar Circle Member

Marilyn Hebenstreit

Community Trustee,
Linda Hall Library of Science,
Engineering & Technology

*Scholar Circle Member

 

Mark Hinderks

Managing Partner
Stinson Leonard Street


Ed Honesty

President and Chief Operating Officer
Best Harvest Bakeries
 

Thomas Hyde

 

Richard Johnson

Founder and President
KC Pharma, LLC

 
Mark Jorgenson

Group Head Community Banking
US Bank  

Pete Levi

Polsinelli

    
Pat McCown

Chief Executive Officer
McCownGordon Construction
*Scholar Circle Member

 

Pat McLarney

Attorney
McLarney Law Firm

 
John McMeel

Chairman
Andrews McMeel Universal
*Scholar Circle Member

 
Leo E. Morton

Community Trustee
UMKC Chancellor

 
Jerry Ogilvie

Professor
UMKC School of Dentistry
Community Trustee
Rinehart Foundation

 

David Oliver

Partner
Berkowitz Oliver LLP

 
Danny O'Neill

The Roasterie

 
Roshann Parris

President and Chief Executive Officer
Parris Communications

 
John Phillips

Special Trustee and Curator
Senior Counsel
Husch Blackwell
*Scholar Circle Member

 
  
John Readey, III

Senior Partner
Bryan Cave LLP

 

Ralph Reid

Retired
Sprint Foundation

 
James Sangster

Vice Chairman
UMB Bank
*Scholar Benefactor

       
John Sherman

MLP Holdings
*Scholar Circle member

Betsey Solberg

Executive Consultant
Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.

 
Charles Sosland

President and Chief Executive Officer
Sosland Companies, Inc

 
Kent Sunderland

Vice Chairman and Secretary
Ash Grove Cement Company
*Scholar Circle Member


Don Wagner

Investor
Wagner Investments, L.P.
*Scholar Circle Member

 
David Westbrook

Alumni Trustee
Senior Vice President—Strategy
and Innovation
Children's Mercy

 
Joy Wheeler

Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri

 

Michelle Wimes

Alumni Trustee
Director, Professional Development & Inclusion
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C.

Kelli Wright

Community Trustee, Women's Council
Co-Director
Consortium for Aging in the Community, UMKC

 

David Yost

Community Trustee, Athletics
President
Midwest Trust Company

 

Emeriti and Honorary Trustees

Malcolm Aslin

Emeritus

 
William (Bert) Bates

Emeritus
Of Counsel
Lathrop & Gage, LLP

 
G. Kenneth Baum

Emeritus
Chairman of the Board
George K. Baum Group
*Scholar Benefactor

 
The Hon. Theodore Beckett

Emeritus

 
Angela Bennett

Honorary

 
Bert Berkley

Emeritus
Chairman of the Board
Tension Corporation

 
Henry Bloch

Emeritus
Honorary Chairman of the Board
H&R Block Incorporated

 
Barrett Brady

Emeritus

 

Newton Campbell

Honorary
Executive in Residence
University of Missouriā€Kansas City

 
Thomas Carter

Emeritus

 
 
 
William French

Honorary
*Lifetime Giving Endowed Scholar Benefactor

Ollie Gates

Emeritus
Owner and Founder Gates BBQ
   

Barbara Hall Marshall

Emeritus
Co–Founder
National Museum of Toys/Miniatures
*Scholar Circle member
and Lifetime Giving Endowed Scholar Benefactor

 
Robert Peterson

Emeritus

 
George Russell

Honorary

  
Beth Smith

Honorary

 
Neil Sosland

Emeritus
Executive Editor
—Markets
Sosland Publishing Company
*Scholar Circle member

   
Arthur Stoup

Emeritus
President
Arthur H. Stoup & Assoc., P.C.

 
Stephen Talge

Emeritus

   
Robert West

Emeritus

 
Hugh Zimmer

Emeritus
Chairman
Zimmer Companies, Inc.
*Lifetime Giving Endowed Scholar Benefactor

Meet a Trustees Board Member

Tom Bloch

Tom Bloch

 

“The Board is made up of an outstanding group of individuals who bring a diverse background and experience to UMKC, and the Board provides a valuable link between the campus and community. The one common thread is that everyone has a great interest and enthusiasm for UMKC.”