Rebekkah Stuteville, Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of associate vice president of academic affairs at Park University. Stuteville began her duties on July 1.
Stuteville previously served as director of Park’s Master of Public Affairs program
within the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs
, and as chair and associate professor of public administration
. She has also served as an associate dean of the Hauptmann School (2010-12) and had a stint as interim associate vice president of academic affairs during most of the 2012-13 academic year.
As associate vice president of academic affairs, Stuteville leads the University’s academic administrators, faculty, staff and programs. In addition, she is responsible for facilitating quality academic planning and implementation, and overseeing the University’s curricular initiatives and review processes for its more than 18,700 students at 41 campus centers across the country and online worldwide.
Prior to joining Park University in 2008, Stuteville worked as a federal civil servant for 17 years at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. While at HUD, she was responsible for monitoring regulatory compliance issues and provided technical assistance on HUD’s housing and community development programs to cities, states and nonprofit organizations in Kansas and western Missouri.
Stuteville is also involved in the Kansas City community, having served on the board of the Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City since 2010, and she was a board member of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration from 2008-14. In May, Stuteville was honored by GKC-ASPA with the Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Academic Leadership Award. She has also been recognized by the Northland (Kansas City) Regional Chamber of Commerce with its Excellence in Higher Education Award (2014) and Park University’s President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012).
Stuteville earned her doctorate in political science and public administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. She also received both her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in political science from UMKC.