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  • Alexandra Adams, Ed.D.

    Vice President for Enrollment Management
    Phone: 816.501.3778

  • Phyllis Allman

    Night & Weekend Secretary
    Phone: 816.501.3641

  • Jason Baldwin

    Director of Student Life
    Phone: 816.501.3754

  • Don Blinzler

    Phone: 816.501.3629

  • Anastasia Caffrey

    Director of Community Engagement
    Phone: 816.501.2440

  • Daryl Cronk

    Head Baseball Coach
    Phone: 816.501.3739

  • Dave Deitch

    Institutional Research Director
    Phone: 816.501.2941

  • Sara Eckinger

    Eagle's Aware-Program Coordinator
    Phone: 816.501.2909

  • Cindy Freeman

    Head Dance Coach
    Phone: 816.501.2478

  • David Gebauer

    Director of Maintenance- Residence Life
    Phone: 816.501.2973

  • Darby Gough

    Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Success
    Phone: 816.501.3748

  • Jeanette Greene

    Accountant/Coordinator of Payroll
    Phone: 816.501.3690

  • Stephen Hoffman

    Men's Soccer Coach
    Phone: 816.501.2475

  • Katie LaForge

    Women's Soccer Coach
    Phone: 816.501.2417

  • Maggie Lambi

    Perkins Loan Coordinator
    Phone: 816.501.3741

  • Mary LeCluyse

    Mary LeCluyse

    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Phone: 816.501.3757

  • Tabitha Lundquist

    Purchasing/Accounts Payable Coordinator
    Phone: 816.501.3617

  • Eric Majors

    Volleyball Coach
    Phone: 816.501.2472

  • Torie Murillo

    Women's Basketball Coach
    Phone: 816.501.3740

  • Pattie Robertson

    Office Manager
    Phone: 816.501.3689

  • Melissa Shipman

    Cheer Coach
    Phone: 816.501.2473

  • Joseph Sjuts

    Phone: 816.501.3615

  • Bill Sloan

    Men's Basketball Coach
    Phone: 816.501.3743

  • Dean Darrin Smith, Ph.D.

    Darrin Smith, Ph.D.

    Dean College of Science & Health
    Phone: 816.501.3655

    Dr. Darrin Smith oversees academic and co-curricular programming for undergraduate and graduate majors in the College of Science and Health.  Responsibilities include departmental strategic planning, program review, curriculum development and assessment, and budget oversight.


    Dr. Smith, as a Professor of Chemistry, has teaching interests including general and analytical chemistry along with chemical instrumentation courses.  He has presented research at national conferences for the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS).

    Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in analytical chemistry where his research focus was energetic studies of ionic collisions in tandem mass spectrometry. He was a recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Post-doctoral fellowship also at the University of Arizona in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology where he participated in mass spectrometry proteomic investigations. Dr. Smith has co-authored many peer-reviewed journal publications pertaining to development of mass spectrometry methods with ambient ionization or chromatography for the qualitative and quantitative analysis on a wide variety of samples. He has also co-authored a book chapter titled ‘Mass Spectrometry Applications in Forensic Science’ that is contained in the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry: Applications, Theory, and Instrumentation.

  • Ken Stock

    Facilities Manager
    Phone: 816.501.2961

  • Michael Stuckey

    Director of Facilities
    Phone: 816.501.2414

  • Shellye Tabor

    Event/Service Coordinator
    Phone: 816.501.3629

  • John Taranto

    Bookstore Manager
    Phone: 816.501.3630

  • Diana Taylor

    Institutional Research Associate
    Phone: 816.501.3616

  • Janine Urness

    Academic Affairs Coordinator
    Phone: 816.501.3758

  • Amber Zumalt

    Office Manager
    Phone: 816.501.3603

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