Avila News

  • June 9, 2016

    Avila Announces Dr. Cathryn Pridal as Provost and Vice President

    Reporting to Avila President Ron Slepitza and remaining on the university’s Executive Committee, Dr. Cathryn Pridal will now hold the title of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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  • June 9, 2016

    Avila Announces Dr. Sue King as Vice President

    Reporting to Avila University President Ron Slepitza and remaining on the Executive Committee, Dr. Sue King will carry the new title of Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Information Services.

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  • June 9, 2016

    Avila University to Host Adult & Graduate Open House

    Adult undergraduate and graduate programs will be the focus of an open house on Thursday, July 14 on the campus of Avila University.

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  • May 9, 2016

    Avila University Ranked in List of Top 50 Online Nonprofit Management Master’s Degree Programs

    Avila University’s Online Nonprofit Master’s Degree in Fundraising has been ranked in the list of “Top 50 Online Nonprofit Management Master’s Degree Programs for 2016” by TopManagementDegrees.com.

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  • May 4, 2016

    Gift Will Support New Goppert Performing Arts Center

    KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University has announced a $3.5 million contribution and has unveiled renderings for a new Goppert Performing Arts Center. The announcement was made at a VIP reception on April 28, prior to the opening night of its student production, Monty Python’s Spamalot.

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  • April 4, 2016


    An Exhibit of Porcelain Sculpture By Angelica Sandoval at Thornhill Gallery

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  • March 1, 2016


    The Thornhill Gallery is hosting an exhibit, "Yoshi and Friends: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Yoshiro Ikeda," in conjunction with the National Conference on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) which will be held in Kansas City March 16-19. Yoshiro Ikeda, who passed away in December, was a distinguished Professor of Ceramics at Kansas State University. The exhibition will feature his work, as well as the work of many of his friends and students

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  • February 14, 2016

    Avila University Gala Raises $1.17 Million in Student Scholarships

    40th annual Steer Dinner raises record-breaking funds for student scholarships during Avila’s centennial year

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  • November 16, 2015

    University Singers and Amity Bryson, DMA, Take Rome Again

    Music department chair shares her hopes for the University Singers ensemble performing in St. Peter’s Basilica during the summer of 2016.

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  • September 16, 2015

    Avila Offers Completely Online Master's Program for Management/Fundraising

    Avila University rolls out an online MA in Management/Fundraising led by internationally renowned scholar Dr. Adrian Sargeant with support from the Hartsook Institute for Fundraising Management.

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  • September 16, 2015

    Finding the

    Avila University Hosts Inspired Fundraising Summit

    Avila University will hold its second annual Inspired Fundraising Summit Wednesday, Sept. 30...

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  • August 26, 2015

    KC Clay Guild Teabowl National 2015 Exhibit at Avila’s Thornhill Gallery

    KC Clay Guild presents the KC Clay Guild Teabowl National 2015. Eighty of the nation’s finest traditional and non-traditional ceramic tea bowls will be on display from August 28 – September 19 at Avila University’s Thornhill Gallery. 

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The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

these shining lives
February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

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AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.