Staff Community Groups

Brought to you by the UMKC Staff Council Outreach Committee

During this time, many of us find ourselves looking for new opportunities to connect with others. To help you engage with your fellow Roo staff members, the Outreach Committee is pleased to announce Staff Community Groups!

These Staff Community Groups are created to help you meet and network with staff members while connecting through common interests and topics. At the present time and due to public health concerns, group meetings will take place virtually. We will resume in-person meetings once it is safe to do so.

If you are interested in joining one of the following groups, please reach out to the Group Facilitator(s) directly:

Arts and Culture
Greg Rose:

Book Club: Fiction
Nate Addington:

Book Club: Non-Fiction (SUMMER ONLY)
Amelia Howard:

Cherie Burton:

Stephanie Steward Towns:

Kim Kushner:

If you have any questions or would like to sign-up to lead a group not already listed, contact the Outreach Committee co-chairs, Sandra Smith ( or Seth Tracy (

Staff Community Groups Guidelines and Policy