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Meet the Alumni Council Members

The Alumni Council is the governing board of the Alumni Association. It is comprised of alumni from all decades and programs. The council meets a minimum of three times per year. The Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association is held on the Parkville campus.

The current bylaws of the Alumni Association were revised and accepted by a vote of the Alumni Association during the Annual Alumni Association Meeting on June 22, 2012, on the Parkville campus. Additional revisions were made at the special meeting Sept. 20, 2014.

Meeting Dates:

October 27, 2018
January 19, 2019
March 2, 2019
May 18, 2019 
June 15, 2019

Annual Meeting:  September 20, 2019


Kathryn Phillips Hernandez, '83
Saint Joseph, MO
Exp. 2018

Elizabeth Weese Muncal, '05
Scottsdale, AZ
Exp. 2019

James (Zac) Jarrard, '16, MPA '17, MBA '18
Kansas City, MO
Exp. 2019

Kathryn Slaughter, '16, MHA '18
Kansas City, MO
Exp. 2020

Immediate Past President
Sarah Hopkins-Chery, '07, MA '09   
Merced, CA
Exp. 2018


Seth Arnold, '16
Parkville, MO
Exp. 2021

Stephanie Burgess, ‘09, MBA '13, MHA '17
Bremerton, WA
Exp. 2020

Christopher Cribb, '04
Prairie Village, KS
Exp. 2021

Andre D'Elia, '16                                   Sao Paulo, Brazil                                 Exp: 2020

Derek Debus, '16
Phoenix, AZ
Exp. 2020

Melissa Furman, '14, MBA '16 
Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Exp. 2021

Timothy Griffin, '18                             Kansas City, MO                                   Exp. 2020

Valerie Jaramillo-Babbitt, MHA '16, MBA '17
Lee's Summit, MO
Exp. 2021

Natalie Hauptmann Kincaid, '16
Kansas City, MO
Exp. 2020



Ryan Kinne, '09
Liberty, MO
Exp. 2019

Derrick W. Quarterman, '03 
Triangle, VA
Exp. 2020

George Ramsey, III, '12
Frisco, TX
Exp. 2019

Lisa Ray, '13
Lee's Summit, MO
Exp. 2021

Phillip Reeder, '12
Parkville, MO
Exp. 2020

Charles K. (CK) Williams, '96
Trotwood, OH
Exp. 2021

Dustin Woods, '15, MBA '17
Kansas City, MO
Exp. 2019

Monica Zavala, '12, MBA '15
Cedar Park, TX
Exp. 2021

Rosemary Fry Plakas, '63
Alexandria, VA 

Erik Bergrud, MPA '94
Associate Vice President for Engagement
ex officio member

Danita Hodges, '12
Alumni and Constituent Relations Coordinator

Arber Dumani, '18                                                                                                   Alumni Coordinator


 If you are interested in volunteering to help with alumni activities or in being considered for membership on the Alumni Council please contact the Associate Vice President.

2018-19 Alumni Association
Committee Assignments

Committees meet throughout the year, between Alumni Council meetings, to do the actual work of the Alumni Association. Communication is handled through email and teleconferencing as well as face-to-face when necessary.
Committee members are not required to be Council members. 

George Ramsey, III, Chair 
Natalie Hauptmann Kincaid                                                                            


Sarah Hopkins-Chery, Chair                  Kathryn Hernandez                              Elizabeth Muncal

Alumni Programs:
Dustin Woods, Chair                                                  Elizabeth Muncal                                            


Zac Jarrard, Chair                                            Stephanie Burgess                                    Derrick Quarterman                                  Ryan Kinne                                                      

Marketing and Resources:
Kathryn Slaughter, Chairs                                        Charles K. Williams                                              Monica Zavala                                                          



By-Laws Review:
Elizabeth Weese Muncal, Chair
Natalie Hauptmann Kincaid                  Derek Debus

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