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Jade Robinson wants to help people be financially literate
Get to know our students, and you’ll know what UMKC is all about.
Jade Robinson, July 2017
Program: Bachelor of Business Administration
School: Henry W. Bloch School of Management
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Organizations: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
You’re graduating soon. What’s next?
I have a full-time job, but my goal is to get started on a master’s degree in auditing. I’d really like to become an internal auditor.
Why did you choose your field of study?
I have a love of banking. So many people don’t understand the importance of financial literacy, and I want to teach people about it. I love helping people.
The program’s challenges are remembering formulas and which to use for what. But the possibilities are open for jobs and careers – you can do so much with it.
Primary objectives will be to sustain and enhance the capacity of the metro region’s nonprofits and expand the center’s own capacity for data analysis
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City a two-year, $396,800 grant to continue and expand its work to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan region.
This grant will support the center’s extensive portfolio of nonprofit leadership and organization development programs and services, as well as expanding the center’s research capacity in the areas of social entrepreneurship and governance at the Center, which is a unit of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. The grant will also be used to create Learning Circle programs for nonprofit organizations.
On the job less than week, he has bold plans for a ‘connected’ school offering ‘transformative’ experiences for students, community
Brian Klaas, Ph.D., has a two-pronged task as he takes the helm as the new Dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City: helping to chart a 21st-century course for one of the nation’s leading management schools, while preserving and renewing the vision of its 94-year-old namesake patron.
He relishes the challenge.
“The Bloch School has always stood for excellence, and for its commitment to Henry Bloch’s vision for Twin Pillars of excellence in the for-profit and not-for-profit spheres,” Klaas said. “That commitment will not change. But one key challenge will be finding ways to ensure that our programs and curriculum are sufficiently responsive to some of the changes we are likely to confront over the coming years. The pace of change is increasing rapidly and we will need to be vigilant to ensure that our programs and curriculum are responsive to changes in technology, the job market for graduates and the needs of organizations, here in Kansas City, and around the world.”