About University Advancement

Making connections with UMKC experiential, enduring and extraordinary.

We foster relationships that celebrate and demonstrate the spirit of UMKC to build advocacy, stewardship and support.

Stakeholders First

We recognize that our alumni and constituents are integral to what we do.
We work to serve them and advance our mission together.

High Standards

We don't just meet expectations.
We exceed them.


We seek, support and celebrate the diversity of all people.
We respect individual dignity and are sensitive to differences in ideas and beliefs.

Innovation & Creativity

We challenge ourselves to explore possibilities and play with ideas.
Creativity is about being unique, meaningful and memorable.

Energized Collaboration

We nurture positive, visionary and empowering environments.
We collaborate, partner and interact.


We are stewards of the UMKC Story.
We foster the institutional memory and legacy of the university.

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