Get to know our team below—or come visit us in the UMKC Student Union, Room 320.
Assistant Dean of Students for Student Engagement
Director, Office of Student Involvement
Todd joined the OSI staff in 2017 and is helping staff provide strategy for student involvement as a tool of retention and student success at UMKC.
Senior Program Manager
Anthony joined the staff in 2017, serving as the advisor to the Union Programming Board. He also oversees the Student Organization event approval process and serves as the advisor to the campus chapter of ASUM. Additionally, he works to oversee initiatives related to new student and family programs, UMKC Health Science District initiatives and the Kangaroo Food Pantry.
Kari Jo Freudigmann
Assistant Director of LGBTQIA Programs and Services
Kari Jo started in the Assistant Director role in 2018 and serves as a resource for LGBTQIA students, faculty, and staff.
Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs
Kim joined the OSI staff in 2019, after serving in the UMKC Office of Admissions as the Events and New Student Programs Coordinator since 2016. In her role, Kim facilitates new student programs, including UMKC Week of Welcome and other transition/retention initiatives. She also supports family/parent programming and communications, overseeing the UMKC Family Weekend.
Coordinator for Leadership and Student Organization Development
Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Lynne joined the staff in the fall of 2018 and assists in advising our 13 chapter fraternity and sorority community.
Student Basic Needs Coordinator
Taylor joined the Office of Student Involvement staff recently in the Spring of 2021. In her role as Basic Needs Coordinator she will be able to connect students, faculty and staff to a variety of resources that will fulfill their basic needs.
Business Support Specialist
Carrie joined the OSI staff in 2019, after spending the majority of her career with UMKC Campus Recreation. In her role with OSI and Student Engagement, Carrie is responsible for assisting Student Organizations operations and finances, booking student travel and reviewing purchase requests for UMKC sponsored events. Within her role, she will also offer financial and program support for Campus Recreation as part of the Student Engagement Unit.
Graduate Assistant, Events & Entertainment
Sarah joined the staff as a Graduate Assistant for Events & Entertainment in the fall of 2020. In her role, she assists with advising the Union Programming Board, and helps manage and create content for OSI marketing efforts. She also aids in planning campus events and engagement opportunities for students, including Week of Welcome, Stress Less Fest, Roo Companion, and other programming.
Graduate Assistant, Kangaroo Food Pantry
Sam joined the staff in Fall of 2020 and assists with the Kangaroo Food Pantry Operations.