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

Dean and CEO Ralph Richardson to Retire from K-State Olathe

The next stage of life is beckoning for a lifelong Wildcat - Ralph Richardson, dean and CEO of Kansas State University’s Olathe campus announced this week that he will retire from the position that he has served in for nearly… more

UCM Appoints Roger Best Permanent President of the University

On trend with another regional university, the University of Central Missouri has named its interim president Roger Best permanent president for the university. This news comes a week after Park University appointed its interim provost, Michelle Myers, permanent provost. “I… more

Michelle Myers Named Provost at Park University

There’s a new provost at Park University. Although the university conducted a nationwide search, it chose its interim provost, Michelle Myers, for the role. Myers, who joined Park in July 2010,  has served as the interim provost since May 2017,… more

MU Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

It was a day to remember in Tiger Town. Yesterday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that George Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, had won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. He is the first… more

Name in the News: Who Was Robert Plaster?

During the last week, two local universities have reminded Kansas City of Robert W. Plaster’s commitment to helping students. Park University announced on Sept. 18 that three donations would launch the construction of a new business school, set to be… more

UMKC Breaks Ground on Engineering Building

A couple of weeks ago, new chancellor Mauli Agrawal spoke at a meeting of regional business executives, and recounted a conversation he'd had earlier this summer, just after arriving at UMKC. How, he asked of Kevin Truman, dean of the… more