Engagement Committee


To conceive and coordinate inclusive events that celebrate UMKC employees, recognize their contributions to the university, show appreciation for dedicated service and foster a workplace of choice by developing, supporting, and implementing events and programs.  Though they assist with all events that Staff Council has throughout the year, their signature event is the UMKC Staff Appreciation Picnic Lunch that occurs during Staff Appreciation Week.


The Engagement Committee meets on the third Friday of every month from 10-11 am in the Swope Park Room in the Administrative Center and on Zoom. These meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend.



  • Yolanda Branch
  • Marilyn Turbush


  • Jeremiah Graham
  • Jennifer Lyles
  • Julie Smith