Leaders in Learning

A celebration of faculty achievement

University of Missouri-Kansas City faculty who received endowed professorships, promotions, tenure and other awards of distinction were recognized in 2017 with the Leaders in Learning celebration, an evening of dinner and jazz at Pierson Auditorium.

A video tribute included praise for UMKC faculty from students as well as Kansas City Mayor Sly James.

“I am proud to work among faculty such as yourselves, who have contributed not only to our students’ advancement, but also to Kansas City’s advancement,” said Interim Chancellor and Provost Barbara A. Bichelmeyer. “You’ve sat on boards, served as mentors and given back to our Kansas City community in many ways. UMKC faculty are a key reason why UMKC is the esteemed university it is today.”

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Ross Baird Opens Fall First Wednesdays

Ross Baird, along with his company Village Capital, seeks to level the playing field for any entrepreneur.

Village Capital is one of the most active startup investors in the world, backing nearly 100 companies over the past seven years, and working on 50 communities worldwide, including Kansas City. Baird founded the organization on the notion that no matter who you are, where you’re form or what industry you’re in, if you’ve got a great idea and work hard, you should be able to succeed.

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Bloch School Accreditation Renewed

Recognition conferred by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) has renewed its accreditation for the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The Bloch School’s programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Finance were first accredited by AACSB in 1969.

“I am extremely pleased to see that AACSB has recognized the Bloch School’s continuing commitment to excellence,” said Brian Klaas, Ph.D., dean of the school. “This renewal indicates that we have kept pace with a rapidly changing environment for business education and is a signal for students and employers regarding the quality of our programs, our faculty, and our support services.”

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