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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.
President Sarah Hopkins-Chery, '07, MA '09 Parkville, Mo. Exp. 2017
President-elect Kathryn Phillips Hernandez, '83Saint Joseph, Mo.Exp. 2017
Secretary James (Zac) Jarrard, '16Kansas City, Mo.Exp. 2017
Treasurer Derrick W. Quarterman, '03 Triangle, Va. Exp. 2017
Immediate Past President Toni Madeira, ’88 Kansas City, MO. Exp. 2017
Michael J. Badilla, '09 Fort Belvoir, Va. Exp. 2018
Robert Dandridge, ‘04 New Baden, Ill. Exp. 2017
Michelle Gaiewski, '10 Cedar Park, Texas Exp. 2017
Justin Huttie, '05, MBA '08Kansas City, Mo.Exp. 2018
Ryan Kinne, '09Liberty, Mo.Exp. 2019
Max Miller, '13 Kansas City, Mo.Exp. 2018
Elizabeth Weese Muncal, '05 Scottsdale, Az. Exp. 2019
George Ramsey III, '01Cedar Rapids, IowaExp. 2019
Amber Steele, '10 Excelsior Springs, Mo. Exp. 2017
Lindsey Vest, '15Gladstone, Mo.Exp. 2019
Kara Walton, '13 Washington, D.C. metro areaExp. 2019
Charles K. Williams, '96 Trotwood, Ohio Exp. 2018
Dustin Woods, '15Gladstone, Mo.Exp. 2019
Monica Zavala, '12Austin, TexasExp. 2018
Staff Liaison: Erik Bergrud, MPA '94 Associate Vice President for External Relations ex officio member
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.
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.
Nominating: Toni Madeira, chairMichael BadillaDerrick QuartermanAmber SteeleMonica Zavala
Alumni Programs: Vacant
Scholarship: Kathryn Phillips Hernandez, co-chair Justin Huttie, co-chair Toni Madeira Kathy Payson
Marketing and Resources:Elizabeth Muncal, chair Justin Huttie
Park University's degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.