UMKC campus

About the Trustees

The UMKC Board of Trustees is a non-profit organization established by civic and community leaders to support the University.

Trustees Mission

Strengthen Kansas City’s future by advocating for and supporting UMKC and its students.


As civic leaders, we provide expertise and resources to, and serve as champions for UMKC, because we believe every great City needs a great University.

Trustees’ Scholarship Application

Application deadline is no later than December 1 — After submitting the UMKC general application, complete the joint UMKC Trustees’ Scholarship and Honors College application. Click here for more information.