Chancellor's Advisory Board


The Chancellor’s Advisory Board to the Women’s Center (CABWC) performs in an advisory capacity to the Director of the UMKC Women’s Center. The Board was created in 1981 by Chancellor George Russell, resulting in both the Board’s name and its special relationship with the Chancellor. On behalf of and in support of the Chancellor, it advocates for women’s issues in conjunction with the University’s vision, values, and goals. Through a commitment to education and community in the broadest sense, the Chancellor’s Advisory Board to the Women’s Center promotes, supports, and empowers women and contributes to the transformation of the entire community.


Ms. S. Sloane Simmons, Board Chair

Co-Owner, STUFF (Brookside)

Ms. Andrea S. Wickerham, J.D., Immediate Past Chair

Vice President, National Center for Drug Free Sport, Inc.

Ms. Kristen Abell

Web Coordinator, UMKC

Ms. Lori Buntin

Artist, Hoop Dog Studio

Ms. Rachel Hack

Community Manager -- Kansas City, Google

Ms. Janis Ellis-Claypool

Director, Health Sciences Program, UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies

Ms. Peggy Lowe

Analyst, Harvest Public Media

Ms. Kate Marshall

President of Better World

Dr. Denise Lloyd McDowell

Dean of Enrollment Management & Registrar, Kansas City Kansas Community College

Ms. Kathy Nelson

President and CEO, Kansas City Sports Commission

Ms. Deborah Shouse

The Write Stuff / The Creativity Connection

Dr. Kevin Truman

Dean, UMKC School of Computing & Engineering

Ms. Marie Woodbury, J.D.

Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

“Position” Members

Ms. Linda Berube

American Association of University Women, Kansas City Chapter

Ms. Keichanda Dees-Burnett

Assistant Director UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs

Ms. Kristin N. Huston

I.Ph.D. Student, English/History, UMKC

Mr. Donald Jantzen(Violence Prevention and Response Task Force Liaison)

KCMO Police Department

Ms. Amy Loughman

Assistant Director, UMKC Alumni & Constituent Relations

Dr. Linda Mitchell

UMKC Martha Jane Phillips Starr Missouri Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

Mr. Jonathan T. Pryor

Coordinator, UMKC LGBTQIA Programs and Services

Ms. Carla Wilson

Director, UMKC Athletics

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