Park University President Greg Gunderson Elected to Lead Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri

President Greg GundersonJune 19, 2020 — Park University President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D., has been elected by his peers to serve as president of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri. Gunderson, who was unanimously elected to serve a one-year term, was formally affirmed during ICUM’s membership meeting on June 18.

ICUM is the statewide association that represents Missouri’s nonprofit independent sector. The association’s role is to support and advance the missions of independent institutions while increasing understanding and appreciation for the value and importance of the sector’s impact on higher education, the public and the state at-large. ICUM represents a diverse array of four-year and two-year independent colleges and universities, educating an equally diverse group of students.

“We welcome the depth of insight that Dr. Gunderson brings to the role and are confident that he will accelerate our continuing efforts to strengthen the understanding of the importance of higher education and the collective impact that our institutions provide in moving our state forward., said William Gamble, ICUM executive director.

“I am excited to take on this role, especially given the strong relationship between the State of Missouri and its independent colleges and universities,” Gunderson said. “As a group, we have proven to be flexible and nimble in meeting the changing environment and needs of our students, which is needed more now than ever before.”

ICUM members are: Avila University, Central Methodist University, College of the Ozarks, Columbia College, Culver-Stockton College, Drury University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Lindenwood University, Logan University, Maryville University, Missouri Baptist University, Missouri Valley College, Park University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Saint Louis University, Southwest Baptist University, Washington University, Webster University, Westminster College and William Woods University. Learn more about the Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri at

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.