Office of the


Barbara BichelmeyerBarbara Bichelmeyer

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

The provost serves as the chief academic officer and senior member of the chancellor's leadership team and is responsible for implementing the University's vision. The provost also ensures academic excellence; maintains growth in external funding for research and outreach; and supports synergy among schools, academic departments, centers, institutes and professional programs. Through collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and faculty colleagues, the provost is also working to expand student retention and success strategies and the development of an early alert program.

Cindy PembertonCindy Pemberton

Deputy Provost for Student Success and Academic Assurance

The Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs oversees faculty development, undergraduate research, student assessment and academic program review, as well as reviewing all undergraduate course and academic program proposals/modifications. Her role also involves supporting projects and initiatives implemented by the provost and the UM System as needed, including the university's strategic plan.

Portrait of Chris BrownChris Brown

Interim Dean of Students

Diane FilionDiane Filion

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Kelli CoxKelli Cox

Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

The Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness directs the operations for the Office of Planning, Analysis and Decision Support, including but not limited to developing, implementing and managing data resources, as well as providing planning, assessment and reporting on all levels. The Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness leads the planning, collection and analyses of data to assess and monitor the institution's effectiveness in achieving its mission, goals and strategic priorities. In addition, the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness oversees programs for strategic planning, institutional research, data warehouse, accreditation studies, program review, evaluation of centers and intsitutions, assessment of student learning, record keeping, institutional accountability and academic quality assurance.

Andrew GoodenowAndrew Goodenow

Chief Information Officer

Information Services is responsible for supporting the academic, research and service missions of the university. UMKC IS provides campus technology support for hardware, software, server and desktop support, call center support and web-based academic and administrative systems. The Information Services team also provides Information Technology security, networking, programming, application development, classroom AV services, an enterprise data center, phone and internet services and project management.

Kevin TrumanKevin Truman

Vice Provost, International Affairs

Maria MeyersMaria Meyers

Vice Provost and Executive Director of the UMKC Innovation Center

The Vice Provost and Executive Director of the UMKC Innovation Center assists emerging and existing business owners, whether they are student, faculty or community based, by providing assistance to hone their business basics, evaluate commercialization opportunities and connect with the right resources at the right time. Specializing in technology commercialization, the Innovation Center delivers just-in-time education, counseling and access to resources to aspiring and existing business owners resulting in increased jobs for the community it serves.

Sarah MorrisSarah Morris

Executive Director of Continuing and Non-Credit Education

Portrait of Sheri GormleySheri Gormley

Chief of Staff