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Trustees Honor Community Partners

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The UMKC Board of Trustees awarded its first annual Community Engagement Awards during a celebration at the offices of Lathrop & Gage LLP.

The awards were created to honor local businesses, civic organizations, UMKC departments or academic units that share a philosophy of advocacy with the Trustees. The awards were established last year during UMKC’s 80th anniversary, when Trustees decided it would be the ideal time to recognize community relationships and partnerships that share UMKC’s commitment to being an urban university.

From left: City Manager Troy Schulte (M.A., ’02), City Councilman Jim Glover, Mayor Sly James, Trustee and UMKC Foundation Chair Betsey Solberg and Chancellor Leo E. Morton. Photos by Janet Rogers, Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.

The Community Partnership Award went to the City of Kansas City in recognition of their ongoing and indispensable partnership that strengthens our university. Their support is essential to the university’s success, and is a critical component in fulfilling its urban-serving mission of education and research.

From left: Chancellor Morton, KC SourceLink CEO Maria Meyers and Trustee Scott Smith.

The Community Service Award was given to KC SourceLink for its contributions ensuring that UMKC remains embedded in the community through innovative services, programs and projects that strengthen the region and serve the citizens of Kansas City.

Secretary of State Jason Kander also attended and provided congratulations to the recipients on behalf of the state.


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