Education & The Workforce

From demographic changes to distance learning, regional universities are feeling the effects of sweeping change on a declining pool of eligible students. They are not, however, taking those changes lying down. It’s a projection that must inspire night sweats for… more

The Black Book | Executive Profile

Park University turns to a leader with a background in both business and distributed learning Park University’s new president comes to Kansas City after a five-year stint at Webster University in St. Louis, and before that, nine years at the… more

KCU Cuts Ribbon on New Administration Building, Centennial Celebration

Well more than 100 health-care educators and executives joined civic and business leaders from around Kansas City this morning, along with faculty staff and students, for the formal re-opening of the Administration Building at the Kansas City University of Medicine… more

Greg Gunderson to Lead Park U. as President

Park University has announced the selection of Greg Gunderson as the school’s 17th president, effective Jan. 15. He replaces Jeff Ehrlich, the interim president since July 1, when  David Fowler completed a one-year term. In a news release announcing the move, Michael Collins, chairman… more

JCCC Turns to Employers for Thoughts on Modifying Curriculum

Johnson County Community College, which has an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, announced today that it was preparing to launch a major upgrade of its career and technical education programs and facilities, and it's turning to the region's business leadership for… more

Big Donations Propel UMKC Closer to Downtown Campus Goal

Recent donations, including three totaling $3.5 million, have pushed the University of Missouri-Kansas City closer to its goal of raising $48 million in private funding for its planned  Downtown Campus for the Arts, expected to be the future home of… more

Plattform Rebrands as Keypath Education

PlattForm Advertising, which was founded by Michael Platt in the basement of his Olathe home in 1989 and became a national leader in digital marketing services for higher education, announced today that it was rebranding itself as Keypath Education.  In a… more

SE Missouri State Starts Provost Search

Southeast Missouri State University will begin taking applications this month for the position of provost, one of the key administrative roles at the biggest public institution in the region. Dates for face-to-face interviews at the airport in St. Louis have… more

$21.5 Million Upgrade for UMKC Biology-Chemistry Labs

With an $18.3 million infusion from the state, the University of Missouri-Kansas City will spend $21.5 million to upgrade its primary biology and chemistry teaching labs, the first facelift for those facilities in nearly three decades. The state money is… more