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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. You’re also welcome to set an appointment with anyone on our team.
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Todd Wells

Director, Office of Student Involvement

Pronouns: He/Him/His
wellsta@umkc.edu
816-235-1407

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
freudigmannk@umkc.edu
816-235-1639

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 Programs

Pronouns: She/her/hers
kushnerkim@umkc.edu
816-235-5579

Kim joined the OSI staff in 2019, after serving in the UMKC Office of Admissions since 2016. In her role, Kim facilitates UMKC’s undergraduate, domestic New Student Orientation and Transition programs, including Spring and Summer Orientation and Week of Welcome. She also supports family programming on campus, overseeing the UMKC Family Weekend.



Anthony Maly

Coordinator for Student Activities

Pronouns: He/Him/His
malya@umkc.edu
816-235-1407

Anthony joined the staff in 2017, serving as the advisor to the Union Programming Board as well as the Rootopia (Concert) Committee. He also oversees the Student Organization event approval process and serves as the advisor to the campus chapter of ASUM.



Anthony Maly portrait

Yhanika Goins

Coordinator for Leadership and Student Organization Development

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
goinsy@umkc.edu
816-235-1084

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
osbournem@umkc.edu
816-235-6199

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



Mary Osborne portrait

Kathleen Fisher

Business Support Specialist

fisherkat@umkc.edu
816-235-1466

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

Lynne O'Dell

Graduate Assistant, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
lmofgc@mail.umkc.edu
816-235-6555

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