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Information by department

Information by department

Administration and staff

Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111-1820

Toll free: 800-522-5224 (for admissions and financial aid)
Or: 816-472-4852 (for directory of all other departments, or see list below for direct contact information)

Academic affairs
Bambi Burgard, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs
Milton Katz, Ph.D., professor and associate vice president for academic affairs
Julie Metzler, director of special programs
Sheri Klein, Ph.D., coordinator of art teacher certification
Nancy Noble
, administrative assistant

Academic advising and career services
Tori Sinclair, director of academic advising and career services
Ari Fish, academic advising and career services coordinator

Academic support
Adam Rollins, disabilities and academic support coordinator

800-522-5224 toll free
816-474-5224 local
816-802-3309 fax

Julia Welles, M.F.A., dean of admissions and recruitment
     International applicants and spring applicants
Jerry Valet, director of admissions technology
Evonne Briones, admissions technology assistant
Erin Jones, admissions assistant
Paige Glenn, exchange and reception coordinator
Mary Bond, B.F.A., regional coordinator
     Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas (Houston and Austin areas), Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Kendell Harbin, B.F.A, regional coordinator
     Florida and Missouri (Kansas City metro area)
Ben Harle, B.F.A., regional coordinator
     Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana,      Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,               South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming
Katy McRoberts, B.F.A., regional coordinator
     California, Kentucky, Missouri and Oklahoma
Andrew Ordonez, B.F.A., regional coordinator
     Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas (Dallas and San Antonio areas)
Kate Perryman, M.F.A., regional coordinator
     Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin
Russell Shoemaker, M.F.A., regional coordinator
     Transfer students

Nicolle Ratliff, vice president for advancement
Randy Williams, senior director of foundation and corporate development
Lauren Park, grant writer and research coordinator

Alumni relations
888-561-2586 toll free
816-802-3461 local
Nicolle Ratliff, vice president for advancement

Auxiliary services/Art Supply Store
Ed Rodriguez, director of auxiliary services, 816-802-3436
Cecelia Johnigan, assistant to the director, 816-802-3432

Business office
Rick Rieder, vice president for administration
Suzette Naylor, controller

Campus technology

Larry Dickerson, vice president/chief information officer

Anne Canfield, vice president for communications, 816-802-3426
Brian Spano, communications manager, 816-802-3532
Caitlin Knoll, communications assistant, 816-802-3458

Dean of student affairs
Gina Golba, dean of student  affairs
Joe Timson, assistant dean of students

Disability Services 

Adam Rollins, disabilities and academic support coordinator

Financial aid
816-802-3337 phone
816-802-3453 fax
Darci Webster, director of financial aid
Lori Baer, financial aid coordinator

Tiffany Gravis, financial aid coordinator
Darlene Rieder, office assistant 

Human resources
Dawn Taylor, director of human resources
Debbie Kirk Warren, administrative assistant

Jannes Library and Learning Center
M.J. Poehler, director

Media center
Aldo Bacchetta, director of media center

Plant services and facilities
Larry Stuckey, director of facilities

President's office
Steve Metzler, interim president
Kristi Chapman, executive assistant to the president

Andrea Khan, registrar and director of academic resources
Scott Seitz, technical assistant to the registrar
Alison Miller, office assistant

School for Continuing and Professional Studies

Sonja Garrett, associate director and high school studies
Krystal Kuhn, program specialist, adult studies
Cambria Potter, program specialist, youth studies
Megan Hanna, program coordinator
Kelsey Pike
, assistant

816-931-6666 (emergency)
Bob Bayless, director of safety and security 

Special events
Brigette Chirpich, special events director
Amy Gross, special events assistant 

Student Living Center
Joe Timson, assistant dean of students
Madeline Gallucci, campus activities and housing coordinator

Explore the KCAI Viewbook

Explore the KCAI Viewbook

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