Office of the

Community Engagement

As an urban-serving university, we want our campus to reflect both the community we serve and the changing demographics of the workforce we are preparing our students to enter when they graduate.

We are focused on providing resources so that UMKC continues to serve as a talent magnet, keeping our best and brightest here at home and attracting new talent from across the country and around the world.


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Sheri Gormley
Chief of Staff
Office of the Provost

Community Resources

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Institute of Human Development

The UMKC Institute for Human Development (IHD) is an applied research and training center for human services. It exemplifies the university's goals of engaged scholarship and community partnerships. Its functions include interdisciplinary training, applied research, community program development and information dissemination.

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KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established businesses find the right business resources to start, scale or accelerate, with a focus on local entrepreneurs.

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Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre in residence at UMKC, continues its five-decade tradition of producing works that are compelling, passionate and imaginative.