Icons of Education 2017

Centuries of Experience A lot can happen in 400 years. We’ve gone from Jamestown to a nation of 323 million people, we’ve seen 32 men cycle through Rome as pope, we’ve moved from man’s first balloon flight to unmanned inter-… more

Park University Adding Lenexa Campus

Park University, which has expanded nationwide from its Parkville base by developing a national network of satellite campuses,  is adding one more--only this time, it won't have to go very far from home. Officials this morning announced that Park's 41st… more

Educators and Institutions Strive to Preserve Uniqueness

Although the word “diversity” is overused in higher education to mean the   ethnic and gender variety, its most relevant and long-standing meaning has to do with the diverse nature of the institutions themselves.  What distinguishes American higher education from… more

Four Joining UMKC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

      The Henry W. Block School of Management at UMKC today announced that four local entrepreneurs, including the legendary barbecue master Ollie Gates, were being inducted into its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.       A news release from UMKC said Gates… more

Foundation Ranks States by Healthiness Score

United Health Foundation a not-for-profit, private foundation established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) for the purpose of improving health and healthcare, has released the results of its 27th America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. The fifty states are ranked based on… more

K-State Has a New President

The Board of Regents of Kansas State University (K-State) announced today that U.S. Air Force General Richard B. Myers (Ret.), interim university president since April, has been officially appointed the 14th president of the university. Myers served as the 15th… more

Anonymous Source Says Mizzou Has a New President

The Associated Press is reporting, based on a source who required anonymity, that Mun Y. Choi, University of Connecticut provost, is to be named president of the University of Missouri. An official announcement is reportedly slated for Wednesday.   more

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor to Retire

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) announced today that its chancellor, Mark James, plans to retire in June 2017. James joined the five-campus community college in 2009 and has been chancellor since 2010. James is credited with leading MCC through one of… more

K-State Makes List of Safe Schools

College Choice, an organization providing rankings and resources geared toward helping students with the decision on which college or university to attend, has published its 50-school, 2016 ranking of the Safest Large Colleges and Universities in America. Kanas State University… more

Kauffman Foundation Investing $79 Million to Encourage Higher Education

The Kauffman Foundation has announced a 10-year, $79 million investment in KC Scholars, a program developed by the Foundation and 70 community partners to, as the KS Scholars website states, “increase postsecondary education attainment in the greater Kansas City area.”… more