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

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