UMKC Foundation Board Meetings

Notice is hereby given that the UMKC Foundation Executive Committee will conduct a meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110.

The tentative agenda of this meeting includes:


  • Approval of meeting minutes
  • President's Report
  • Interim Chancellor's Report


Notice is hereby given that the UMKC Foundation Board of Directors will conduct a meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

The tentative agenda of this meeting includes:

  • Approval of meeting minutes
  • Interim Chancellor's update
  • Chair's agenda


Future board meetings are scheduled 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.:

  • July 19, 2018
  • October 18, 2018



UMKC Foundation Board

The UMKC Foundation Board is comprised of the following business, community and civic leaders:


Thomas M. Bloch, Chair – Co-Founder and President Emeritus, University Academy

Kent W. Sunderland, Vice Chair – Vice Chairman and Secretary, Ash Grove Cement Company

Robert D. Regnier, Secretary – President & CEO, Bank of Blue Valley

Kevin E. Bryant, Treasurer – Senior Vice President & CFO Great Plains Energy

Terrence P. Dunn, Past Chair – Corporate Director, Investor, Civic and Charitable Affairs


Warren K. Erdman  – Executive Vice President, Administration and Corporate Affairs, Kansas City Southern

Gary D. Forsee – Past President, University of Missouri System; Former CEO, Sprint Nextel

Ryan D. Rapp – Vice President Finance, University of Missouri System

Jerry D. Reece – Chairman Emeritus, ReeceNichols Real Estate

Nelson R. Sabates, M.D. – President and CEO, Sabates Eye Centers

Marny Sherman – President, Sherman Family Foundation

L. Josh Sosland – Editor, Sosland Publishing

Joel B. Voran – Chairman, Lathrop & Gage, LLP 

Frank J. Wewers – Founder, Manning Systems


UMKC Interim Chancellor and Provost

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Ph.D. 


Emeritus Directors

Alan L. Atterbury 

G. Kenneth Baum

Thomas D. Hyde 

Natalie “Nikki” Krawitz

Leo E. Morton

John J. Sherman

Elizabeth T. (Betsey) Solberg

Charles S. Sosland

Hugh J. Zimmer


UMKC Foundation President

Steven P. Norris