Prof. John Norton Resigns from UMKC

Former associate director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation resigns

Prof. John Norton, a faculty member of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has resigned from the university, effective March 15.

Norton served as associate director of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC.

“I am as passionate as ever about teaching entrepreneurship and innovation to our excellent Bloch School students, but I have reached the conclusion that my role in events of recent weeks may distract from that mission,” Norton said. “It’s critical to students and the community that this excellent program be able to move forward and continue fostering the growth of entrepreneurship education.”

UMKC Dean David Donnelly accepted Norton’s resignation and thanked him for his contributions to the university. He agreed that the step was in the best interest of the Bloch School and the university, and expressed appreciation that Norton put the educational needs of students first.

“John has always worked hard on behalf of our students and was dedicated to their success and to the success of our program,” said David Donnelly, Dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.

Professor Named to Economic Development Corporation

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Narbeli Galindo, Instructor, International Business and Finance

Narbeli Galindo has been named by the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City to the new position of coordinator of international business development Jan. 1

With more than 25 years of international business experience, she will consult with businesses on import and export opportunities, work with international companies to open facilities in Kansas City and manage international dignitaries during visits to the city. Galindo most recently was managing director of her own importing business.

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