The UMKC Office of Advancement is the volunteer portal for UMKC. Staff work closely with alumni and community leaders as they advocate for and support the university and its mission. Learn more about our staff and departments.
Alumni and Constituent Relations
A university is nothing without its alumni. Alumni commit expertise, time and resources to the success of the University. The Alumni and Constituent Relations team engages alumni in extraordinary programs and experiences both university-wide and in UMKC’s schools and colleges. In addition, the department manages events for the Alumni Association, publishes the award-winning Perspectives magazine and produces alumni e-newsletters, websites and communications. This team works diligently to keep alumni connected and engaged.
Community and Public Affairs
As an urban university, it is imperative UMKC is an active community partner. UMKC prides itself in being at the table and participating in conversations and initiatives that impact the greater community. The Community and Public Affairs office works with city and county government, neighborhood associations and many of the university’s other external and civic partnerships to achieve common goals and make Kansas City an exceptional community.
The university forges relationships with many stakeholders and, as an urban university, UMKC is an active community partner. The External Relations team manages constituent relationships including all levels of government, leaders from the business and civic community, surrounding neighbors, and other Kansas City civic organizations to ensure UMKC is embedded into the fabric of the community.