Our Office

Our team is devoted to helping students develop meaningful connections during their time at UMKC. Aren’t sure where to start or need some help? We’d love to hear from you!

Get to know our team below—or come visit us in the UMKC Student Union, Room 320.

Todd Wells

Assistant Dean of Students for Student Engagement

Director, Office of Student Involvement

Pronouns: He/Him/His

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.

Todd Wells portrait

Kari Jo Freudigmann

Assistant Director of LGBTQIA Programs and Services

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Kari Jo started in the Assistant Director role in 2018 and serves as a resource for LGBTQIA students, faculty, and staff.

Kim Kushner

Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs

Pronouns: She/her/hers

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.

Anthony Maly

Senior Program Manager

Pronouns: He/Him/His

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.

Anthony Maly portrait

Yhanika Goins

Coordinator for Leadership and Student Organization Development

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

In her role, Yhanika is responsible for overseeing Student Organizations operations and finances, leadership development programming, booking student travel for UMKC sponsored events and co-advising the Student Activity Fee Council.

Yhankia Goins portrait

Mary Osbourne

Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mary joined the staff in 2017 and advises our 13 chapter fraternity and sorority community.

Mary Osborne portrait

Kathleen Fisher

Business Support Specialist

Kathleen serves as the Business Support Specialist for the Office of Student Involvement. In this position, she oversees and audits all organization accounts, maintaining a relationship with organization officers on budgets, as well as a resource for processes..

Kathleen Fisher portrait

Carrie Schmalz

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.

Lynne O’Dell

Graduate Assistant, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Lynne joined the staff in the fall of 2018 and assists in advising our 13 chapter fraternity and sorority community.

Madi Smith

Graduate Assistant, Health Sciences District Programs & Initiatives

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Madi works to improve engagement and provide activities & events to all students at the UMKC Health Sciences District.

Lea Morvan

Graduate Assistant, Kangaroo Food Pantry and Leadership

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Lea joined the staff in the fall of 2019 and runs the Kangaroo Food Pantry, as well as assists with leadership development programming.

Skyler Lucas

Graduate Assistant, LGBTQIA+ Programs and Services

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Skyler joined the OSI office in fall 2019 with hopes to help LGBTQIA+ students feel more comfortable at the university and engage more in programs and in the surrounding community!