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Out List

UMKC faculty and staff who choose to participate in the Out List demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the LGBTQIA+ community has a visible presence at UMKC.

Sharing this information is one of the many ways we create an inclusive, welcoming campus for all our students, faculty, staff and visitors. By being visible, this may create opportunities for students and peers to identify mentors or a supportive person who can share in their experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

We also recognize that there are many people who cannot contribute to the creation of community as a part of the Out List because it may not be safe for them to be out in this way. We affirm that there are multiple ways in which people exist in LGBTQIA+ communities and that this list is one way to find support on campus.

Although we do not have an Allies List, we ask allies to continue to challenge and grow themselves in their allyship and pursue opportunities to demonstrate their allyship in supporting students and peers. We need your help in challenging heterosexist and cissexist attitudes, by continually supporting campus and community LGBTQIA+ policies, programs, and events.
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Out List: UMKC Faculty and Staff

Rachael Allen
She/Her/Hers
School of Biological Sciences
Assistant Teaching Professor

Meghann Ashey
She/Her/Hers
Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Graduate Assistant

Diedre Ashley
She/Her/Hers
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Executive Assistant

Tom Bachmann
He/Him/His
Human Resources
HR Business Partner

Logan Bobb
He/Him/His
Office of Admissions
Admissions Counselor

Petra Bricker
She/Her/Hers
School of Medicine Student Affairs
Manger of Career Services

Jennifer Parker Burrus
She/Her/Hers
Conservatory of Music and Dance
Senior Executive Assistant

Elise Byers
She/Her/Hers
Curriculum and Instruction
Graduate Student

Joe Constantino 
He/Him/His
External Relations & Constituent Engagement
Director, External Relations

Allan Davis
He/Him/His
School of Medicine
Manager, Admissions and Recruitment

Nick Dean
Nick
School of Medicine
Education Team Coordinator

Thomas Dean
He/Him/His
Social Work
Graduate Student

Teresa Dilley
She/Her/Hers
Counseling Educational Psychology – Physical Education
Exercise Science

Angie Dunn
She/Her/Hers
Social Work
Graduate Student

Brian Ellison
He/Him/His
KCUR
Host/Contributor

Jennifer Frangos 
She/Her/Hers
Department of English Language and Literature
Associate Professor

Michael Frisch
He/Him/His
Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design
Associate Professor, Program Director

Adam Gonzales
He/Him/His
Office of Admissions
Diversity Admissions Counselor

Michael Henry 
He/Him/His
Communication Studies – Arts and Sciences
Faculty, Communication Studies, Mediated Communications and Online Learning

Stuart Hinds
He/Him/His
University Libraries
Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives, Curator of the Gay & Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, LGBT Historian

Rachel Hogan
She/Her/Hers
Medical Humanities and Bioethics/School of Medicine
Course Coordinator/Senior Student Support Specialist

Teresa Huff-Pomstra
She/Her/Hers
Counseling Services
Staff Psychologist & Outreach Coordinator

Tracey Hughes
She/Her/Hers
University Libraries
Teaching and Learning Librarian

Liz Johnson
She/Her/Hers
Miller Nichols Library, Circulation Department
Circulation Supervisor

Bethany Jordan
She/Her/Hers
CAS Student Services
Academic Advisor & Commencement Coordinator

Julie Kohlhart, Ph.D.
She/Her/Hers
Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology
Psychologist & Director, Community Counseling & Assessment Services

Linda Lawrence
She/Her/Hers
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Coordinator

Joey Lightner
He/Him/His
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Faculty

Troy Lillebo
He/Him/His
University Advancement
Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Relations

Jess Magaña
They/Them/Their
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Assistant Teaching Professor

Danielle Merrick
She/Her/Hers
School of Law
Associate Clinical Professor

Taylor Michl
They/Them/Theirs
UMKC Women’s Center
Graduate Assistant

Serra Morgan
She/Her/Hers
IS Support Services/Technology Support Center
System Support Administrator/IT Technician

Ashley Nance
She/Her/Hers
Bloch School of Management
Professional Development Manager, Bloch Career Center

Samuel Nelson
He/Him/His
Psychology
Doctoral Student

Una Nowling
She/Her/Hers
Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Professor

Steven Onken
He/Him/his
School of Social Work
Associate Professor

Spencer J. T. Orr
He/Him/His
UMKC Conservatory – Student Services
Academic Advisor, SR

Josie Pennington
She/Her/Hers
Office of Admissions
Campus Visit Coordinator

Alexis Petri
She/Her/Hers
Office of the Provost
Director of Faculty Supports

Emily Reeb
They/Them/Theirs
University Libraries
Library Information Specialist – Circulation Student Supervisor


Jessie Riggs
He/Him/His
University Housing Systems
Assistant Director of Residential Facilities

Kelsey Saragnese
She/Her/Hers
Roo Advising
Roo Advising Life Coach

Mark Sawkin
He/Him/His
School of Pharmacy
Clinical Associate Professor

Julia Schafermeyer
She/Her/Hers | They/Them/Theirs
Counseling & Guidance
Adjunct Instructor

Lori Sexton
She/Her/Hers
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Assistant Professor

Keara Sherman
She/Her/Hers
Counseling Services
Doctoral Intern

Jessica Smith
She/Her/Hers
Athletics
Head Coach, Women’s Soccer

Garth Tardy 
He/Him/His
University Libraries
Special Formats Cataloger / Library Associate

Adam Terry
He/Him/His
UMKC Conservatory Division of Theater
Assistant Professor/Technical Director

Alberto Villamandos
He/Him/His
Spanish
Associate Professor

Bobbi Washechek
She/Her/Hers
School of Medicine
Education Team Coordinator

Shelby Webb
She/Her/Hers
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Senior Program Manager

Todd Wells portraitTodd Wells
He/Him/His
Division of Student Affairs
Director, Office of Student Involvement

Theodore C. White, Ph.D.
He/Him/His
Dean, School of Biological Sciences
Marion Merrell Dow Professor