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

KU Announces $5.4 Million in Developmental Disabilities Funds

The University of Kansas has announced a $5.4 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The grant, awarded to the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, will provides support for the… more

Park University Announces $250,000 Research and Scholarship Fund

Park University is formally announcing the result of a $250,000 from the family of the late Michie P. Slaughter, former executive vice president of human resources at Marion Laboratories. The gift was made in 2014, upon his passing. The Michie… more

KU Chancellor Gray-Little to Step Down

The University of Kansas has announced that Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, the school’s 17th chancellor, will step down in summer 2017. The university also said that details of the search process for Gray-Little’s successor will be shared in the coming weeks.… more

UMKC Capital Campaign Roars Past Goal

Seven years ago, the Campaign for UMKC launched with an ambitious goal of raising $250 million. Today, officials announced, that the University of Missouri-Kansas City had surged past that mark by more than 20 percent, with $302,534,370 raised. The university… more

Missouri Invests $1 Million in Savannah, MO Kids

The Missouri Department of Economic Development, through the Missouri Start Smart initiative, will authorize a $1 million grant to the City of Savannah for the improvement of early childhood education. The funds will be used to construct a new Early… more

Bloch School Begins Search for New Dean

In a week with several celebrations of entrepreneurism happening in Kansas City, the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management, a leader in entrepreneurship and innovation education, has added to the excitement by announcing its search for a new dean.… more

Mentors Invest Time in the Future of KC Business

It’s a big day for entrepreneurship in Kansas City. As Ivy League Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business winds up its Minority Business Entrepreneurs program here in town and Techweek Kansas City continues spotlighting the local tech community, the Helzberg Entrepreneurial… more