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Andy Jett Named Dean of College of Professional Schools

Avila University announced Andy Jett, Ed.D. as its new Dean for the College of Professional Schools, effective April 6....
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Nicole Esquibel quoted by Boulder Daily Camera on ‘Los Seis de Boulder’ Sculpture

Nicole Esquibel, MFA, was quoted about the installation of a sculpture on the University of Colorado campus honoring the victims of car bombings in Boulder in the mid-1970s. ‘Los Seis de Boulder’ were a group of six students at the University who fought for better treatment through the United Mexican American Students. Esquibel’s documentary “Neva...

Avila Wraps Up Summer with First-Year Student BBQ

The latest incoming class of Avila University Eagles received a warm welcome this Wednesday at an end-of-summer barbeque hosted by the Office of Admissions at Jeanne Hamilton Olofson Plaza....

Shawn Summe named Director of Athletics for Avila University

Avila University today appointed Shawn Summe as director of athletics. In the role, he will oversee the university's 16 intercollegiate athletic teams and work closely with the advancement team to broaden Avila's connection to the Kansas City community....
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Avila breaks ground on Goppert Performing Arts Center Renovation

Avila University celebrated a major milestone today by breaking ground on the $7 million renovation and expansion of the Goppert Performing Arts Center on its South Kansas City campus....
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Mañan named Irene Ryan Regional Finalist

For three years, Avila University senior Jerry Mañan has traveled to the American College Theatre Festival’s Region V Festival to learn, perform and compete against actors from schools both large and small. The first two years, he walked away empty handed....
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