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Find your admission representative whether you are a high school senior, transfer student, graduate student, or somewhere in between. We welcome you to contact your advisor directly! If you would like more general program information, the main inquiry line is a good place to start.

Traditional Undergraduate

  • Avila Admissions

    Phone: 816.501.2400

Traditional Undergraduate Staff

  • Kenny Baker '18

    Admission Representative
    Phone: (w) 816.501.3777 (c) 816.825.1370

    Kenny works with first year students from Kansas City Catholic High Schools, Cass County, and out-of-state. Kenny is a 2018 alum and is pursuing a master's in psychology from Avila.

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    Alec Boren

    Admission Representative
    Phone: (w) 816.501.3776 (c) 816.825.1369

    Alec works with first year students from Platte, Clay & Ray counties, central Missouri, and St. Louis. Alec joined the Avila admissions team in July 2018.

  • Taryn Burks

    Admissions Representative
    Phone: (w) 816.501.3779 | (c) 816.825.1371

    Taryn works with first year students from Kansas and Southern Missouri. She joined the Avila admissions team in August 2019.

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    Te'keyah Lawson '16

    Senior Admission Representative
    Phone: (w) 816.501.2920 (c) 816.825.7446

    Tekeyah works with first year students from northern Missouri, Jackson County, and home school students. Tekeyah is a Class of 2016 alum.

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    Emily Neuberger M.Ed.

    Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
    Phone: (w) 816.501.3774 (c) 816.304.3734

    Emily works with transfer students from Kansas. Emily joined the admissions team in July 2018.

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    Josh Parisse M.S. '15

    Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate & Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (w) 816.501.3775

    Josh joined Avila in 2013 and holds a master's degree in psychology from Avila.

  • Caroline Riley

    Assistant Director of Undergraduate & Graduate Admission

    Caroline works with transfer students from Missouri. Caroline joined Avila in May 2017 and is pursuing a master's degree in organizational development from Avila.

  • Holly Sanders

    Director of Undergraduate & Graduate Admissions
    Office: (w) 816.501.3773

    Holly joined Avila in 2014 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in organizational leadership from Avila.

  • pam sparks

    Pam Sparks '96

    Admission Representative
    Phone: (w) 816.501.3692 / (c) 816.825.1371

    Pam works with out-of-state first year students and transfer nursing students. Pam holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Avila.

Accelerated, Online & Graduate Programs

Accelerated, Online & Graduate Studies Staff

  • Dana Edwards

    Data & Records Coordinator
    Phone: (w) 816.501.2943

    Dana has been with Avila since January 2016. Dana is currently pursuing a master's in psychology from Avila.

  • Ryan Meyer '18

    Graduate Admissions Representative
    Phone: (w) 816.502.2955 | (c) 816.572.2061

    Ryan works with graduate students from Kansas and all graduate Kinesiology students. Ryan is 2018 alum and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Athletic Administration from William Woods University.

  • Jessie Reinert

    Admission Representative
    Phone: (w) 816.501.2968 (c) 816.389.9764

    Jessie works with graduate students from Missouri and out-of-state, and all adult and graduate international students. Jessie joined Avila in June 2018.

  • Caroline Riley

    Assistant Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (w) 816.501.2483 (c) 816.572.1262

    Caroline works with adult and online students from Kansas & Missouri. Caroline joined Avila in May 2017 and is pursuing a master's degree in organizational development from Avila.

  • cory roup

    Cory Roup, M.S. Ed

    Assistant Director of Graduate Education
    School of Education
    Phone: (w) 816.501.2464 (c) 816.309.1203

    Cory works with all students in graduate programs in the School of Education. Cory has been a member of the graduate admissions team since 2014.

  • Holly Sanders

    Director of Undergraduate & Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (w) 816.501.3773

    Holly joined Avila in 2014 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in organizational leadership from Avila.

Professional Studies/Avila Advantage

Professional Studies/Avila Advantage Staff


Ann Dorrell

Admission Advisor
Phone: 816.501.2945
Ann.Dorrell@avila.edu

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