Education


Morton Sets October Exit at UMKC; Bichelmeyer Named Interim Chancellor

  The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced this morning that Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer will step in as interim chancellor when Leo Morton, who announced his impending retirement earlier this year, serves his last day as chancellor in early October. [caption… more

Grand Opening Set for New Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit

The grand opening of the new Missouri Innovation Campus, a collaboration between the Lee's Summit school district and the University of Central Missouri, will be at 4 p.m. Sept 5, the sponsoring organizations announced this morning. The new facility, at… more

Construction Sector, KC School District Teaming Up on New Training Curriculum

Executives from construction-sector companies in the region and Kansas City School District Superintendent Mark Bedell will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce details of a new construction-technlogy program designed to put students on  an accelerated pathway to skilled, union… more

Teachers Turn Out for STEM Instruction Focus

More than 200 area teachers turned out at Burns & McDonnell this morning for the third-annual Educators Summit, designed to equip educators with resources to help engage their students in science, technology, engineering and math academic tracks and boost the… more

KCKCC Board Turns to Veteran Executive

The board of trustees for Kansas City Kansas Community College has appointed Jacqueline Vietti as acting president of the college, the second person to hold that leadership role in the week since lPresident Doris Givens was placed on paid administrative… more

Washington University Dropping Its eMBA Program Here

Washington University of St. Louis announced today that it would discontinue its first-year of the executive MBA curriculum in Kansas City, effectively pulling out of the market for business higher education here, starting in January. In a letter addressed to… more

UMKC Chancellor Morton to Retire in ’18

Leo Morton announced this morning that he would retire next spring as chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a role he's held since December 2008.  In a letter to the campus sent today, Morton said he would remain in… more

New Dean for KU School of Business

The University of Kansas School of Business has a sparkling new home on the Lawrence campus, and soon will have a new chief executive at its helm: The university announced today that Paige Fields, dean of the School of Business… more

The Value of Higher Education

In assessing the value of a college degree in 2017, two fundamental truths must be taken into account: One, the costs of attending a four-year college for one year have indeed risen sharply. In constant dollars, they are roughly twice… more

Much Weighs on Minds of Campus Executives

When two dozen top executives from public and private universities in the bi-state region gathered recently for the 2017 Higher Education Industry Outlook assembly, each was asked to respond to a single opening question: What keeps you awake at night?… more