Alumni Relations supports involvement and engagement of alumni across the university through events, philanthropy, mentorship of students, activities and by serving as a voice for more than 134,000 alumni who graduated from or attended UMKC. Alumni Relations works in conjunction with the Alumni Association to support, strengthen and unite our robust community of UMKC alumni.

Update your information

One of our greatest challenges is keeping alumni information current. We want to make sure that we have your current email and mailing addresses as well as employment information. This information helps us to plan events — even digital events — and communications. Not only does it help us plan, it also allows you to hear about upcoming alumni and academic unit-specific events throughout the year.

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UMKC Alumni Association Oral History Project

You may have received an email or postcard from Publishing Concepts LP asking you to verify your alumni data. The UMKC Alumni Association is collaborating with Publishing Concepts, LP to create a unique oral history archive of our university. This project will unite alumni across careers, geography and life experiences — and preserve UMKC's rich legacy for generations to come.
We invite you to share your memories for this exciting project:

  • Did you meet your sweetheart at UMKC?
  • Can you trace your career back to a defining moment?
  • Have your campus connections turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you at UMKC during a historical moment?
  • Did someone at UMKC have a significant impact on your life?

Both a hardbound and digital book, along with a selection of UMKC branded merchandise, will be available as part of this historical project. However, no purchase is necessary to participate.

Learn more about the Oral History Project

UMKC Traditions Challenge

An important part of attending UMKC is creating memories that will unite you with UMKC Roos all over the world. Our traditions — part of UMKC's continually evolving history — connect you to your fellow students and alumni through shared experiences.

Learn more about the UMKC Traditions Challenge

Meet the Staff

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Kaity Woody

Managing Director of Alumni Relations
Phone Number: 816-235-2332
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Karen English

Alumni Director, Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone Number: 816-235-1139
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Becky Higgins

Alumni Officer, Dentistry
Phone Number: 816-235-2022
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Amelia Howard

Alumni Relations Director, Health Sciences
Phone Number: 816-235-5625
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Tamara Morris

Alumni Director, Conservatory and Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences
Phone Number: 816-235-6173
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Cary Powers

Alumni Officer, Law School
Phone Number: 816-235-5361

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