In Honor of African-American History Month

We spotlight Hazel Browne Williams – the first African-American professor at UKC (later UMKC)

Here are some of Dr. Browne-Williams’ accomplishments and areas of study in her own words – taken from her c.1970’s Curriculum Vitae:

And in 1977 she was awarded the UM System’s prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award:

Dr. Browne-Williams passed away in 1986 but she left a lasting legacy at UMKC and in the School of Education in particular.

Campus Parking

The quest for parking on campus was a long-standing issue for students. Which makes it kind of funny to learn that for years the Administration had been ‘estimating’ the number of parking spaces available and when they finally did a survey discovering they had more parking than they thought they did!