As civic leaders, our role is to provide expertise and resources to, and serve as champions for UMKC, because we believe every great City needs a great University.Debby Ballard, Board Chair
Since 2001, the Trustees have sponsored the Trustees’ Scholars Program, which provides high-achieving students with a full-ride to the university – more than $60,000 over four years.
* Over 120 alumni since 2001, making their marks as business and civic leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals in healthcare, entertainment and law.
* Scholars are mentored during their four years by a UMKC Trustee
Niki Joshi, third-year scholar, had the amazing opportunity to spend four weeks with 19 other students from universities across the country in Ireland as a recipient of the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship.
While there, she had the opportunity to participate in an extensive study on the intersections of leadership and social activism while learning about Ireland’s rich history of rebellion and revolution. Niki and her fellowship cohorts were also recognized and greeted by several government officials, including Ireland’s prime minister.