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Meet the Alumni Council Members

2018-19 Council Slate (Election at September 14, 2018 Annual Meeting)
Kathryn Phillips Hernandez, President
Elizabeth Wesse Muncal, President-Elect
Zac Jarrard, Treasurer
Kathryn Slaughter, Secretary
Sarah Hopkins-Chery, Immediate Past President

Seth Arnold
Chris Cribb
Melissa Fernman
Brandee Howard
Valerie Jaramillo-Babbitt
Lisa Ray
CK Williams
Monica Zavala


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 28, 2017
November 18, 2017
January 20, 2018
March 3, 2018
May 19, 2018
June 16, 2018*

Annual Meeting: Sept. 14, 2018


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

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

James (Zac) Jarrard, '16
Kansas City, MO
Exp. 2019

Dustin Zachariah Woods, '15
Kansas City, MO
Exp. 2019

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


Michael J. Badilla, '09
Fort Belvoir, VA
Exp. 2018

Stephanie Burgess, ‘09
Bremerton, WA
Exp. 2020

Courtney Carter, '13
Kansas City, MO
Exp. 2020

Derek Debus, '16
Phoenix, AZ
Exp. 2020

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

Ryan Kinne, '09
Liberty, MO
Exp. 2019


Derrick W. Quarterman, '03 
Triangle, VA
Exp. 2017

George Ramsey, III, '12
Marion, IA
Exp. 2019

Phillip Reeder, '12
Parkville, MO
Exp. 2020

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

Charles K. (CK) Williams, '96
Trotwood, OH
Exp. 2018

Monica Zavala, '12
Cedar Park, TX
Exp. 2018

Rosemary Fry Plakas, '63
Alexandria, VA 

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

Danita Hodges, '12
Alumni and Constituent Relations 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.

2017-18 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                            Michael Badilla                                                   


Sarah Hopkins-Chery, Chair                  Kathryn Hernandez                              Elizabeth Muncal

Alumni Programs:
Zac Jarrard, Chair                                                  Courtney Carter                                                    Elizabeth Muncal 


Dustin Woods, Chair                            Stephanie Burgess                                    Derrick Quarterman                                  Ryan Kinne                                                      

Marketing and Resources:
Phillip Reeder & Kathryn Slaughter, Co-chairs  Charles K. Williams                                              Monica Zavala                                                          



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

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