Education


Bloch Family Keeps Giving, $21M Donation Goes to UMKC

Henry Bloch may have died earlier this year, but the H&R Block co-founder's spirit lives on in the world of philanthropy. The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation is giving $21 million to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation, focused… more

Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Stifel Acquiring Core George K. Baum Business

George K. Baum & Company, a Kansas City-based investment bank focused on public finance and taxable fixed income sales and trading, is selling its core business functions to St. Louis-based Stifel Financial Corp. Baum's business specializes in underwriting and other… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

YMCA Veteran Mikos Named CEO

[caption id="attachment_22285" align="alignleft" width="246"] Mikos[/caption] John Mikos, chief operating officer of YMCA of Greater Kansas City since 2013, is the organization's new president and chief executive officer. He has been in an interim position in those roles since March, when… more

Metropolitan Community College Feeds Manufacturing Workforce

It's a tough environment to find employees no matter what industry you're in. But manufacturing is faced with a major skilled-labor shortage. Metropolitan Community College has worked to change that, and a new grant from the U.S. Department of Labor… more

The 2019 Ingram’s 100: Food for Thought

Agribusiness-heavy at the top, the Ingram’s 100 list is remade after some of Kansas City’s largest private companies are acquired by national and global enterprises.        As if anyone needed evidence of Kansas City’s role in the worldwide… more

A New Age in College Education

If you want to know the scope of the challenges facing higher education in the United States, consider these two items: Undergraduate enrollment peaked at more than 10 million in 2009, but began declining and has yet to fully recover.… more

UMKC Conservatory Landing on Main Campus

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced this afternoon that the new home for its performing arts programs will be built on the university’s main campus near the Country Club Plaza. The new Conservatory of Music and Dance and Department of… more

UMKC, Bloch Foundations Roll Out $20 Million Scholarship Program

Since his arrival on the UMKC campus last summer, Chancellor Mauli Agrawal has talked about the need for the university to increase both its enrollment and the numbers of graduates entering the regional work force. Today, UMKC backed up that… more