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Avila in the Media: Expanding Horizons and Embracing Growth

Each student invited to campus at Avila University brings a unique and valuable perspective, enriching the fabric of our academic community. We recognize that every student’s personal background, experiences, and aspirations contribute to a vibrant and dynamic learning environment. Our institutional focus on meeting the diverse needs of each of our students is at the...
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Avila Signs Three New Agreements Expanding Access to Education 

KANSAS CITY, MO, May 24, 2023 – Avila announces three new comprehensive agreements–with the government of Algeria, AUNA – The American University in North of Africa, and the Université de CARTHAGE to expand our promise of being the private university of access. Avila University became the first university in the United States to sign a...
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Avila University Partners with the Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP) for a New Leadership Certification Training

Resilience-Building Leader Program, the certification body for the Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® (RBLP™) series of leadership certifications, today announces an exciting partnership with Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri. As an RBLP Authorized Education Partner, Avila University will add the Building and Leading Resilient Teams certificate program to its offerings. This program provides students with the knowledge...
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What Missouri’s recreational cannabis law means for Avila University

While the recent change in the Missouri State law makes it legal for anyone older than 21 to buy, possess, deliver, use, manufacture, and sell marijuana in the state, Avila University’s campus policy prohibiting the possession or use of marijuana remains unchanged. As possession of marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, the federal Drug-Free...
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Avila University Offers Accelerated Online Nursing Degree Program to Help Address Missouri’s and the Nation’s Critical Nursing Shortage

Avila University is pleased to announce it is now offering an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree. This degree completion program is for students with some college experience or who hold an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in any field other than nursing. All students will receive a personalized degree completion plan that equips...

Derrick Alexander Named Avila University Head Football Coach

January 12, 2023, KANSAS CITY, MO – Today, the Avila University Department of Athletics named former Kansas City Chiefs standout and Avila assistant football coach Derrick Alexander the university’s new head football coach. “We are very excited to welcome Derrick back to Avila University as our head football coach,” Avila University Director of Athletics Shawn...
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