Welcome from the Vice Provost

Greetings and Welcome!

On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, I am excited that you have chosen to become a member of the Roo family! UMKC is not simply a place to go to earn a degree. We accept you as you are and will help you become more self-aware and able to relate to others who may or may not have similar backgrounds or experiences. While we have many wonderful and exciting programs and events to promote your learning and development, our primary goal and responsibility is to you, our students.

With each interaction we seek to challenge and support you through your journey, help you to understand your capacity for leadership and service, and give you the tools and confidence to create the future you deserve. It is our hope that when you exit UMKC, the world will see a human being who is motivated, self-aware, and well prepared to contribute and make positive change on a global scale.

Again, I am very excited that you’ve stepped into this opportunity to grow with this AMAZING institution, and it is my heartfelt desire that you will take advantage of all UMKC has to offer!

Wishing you all the very best,


Sandra Miles
Vice Provost for Student Affairs — Dean of Students