Katie Ervin
Ervin Appointed AVP

January 15, 2019

Park University has appointed Kathryn (Katie) A. Ervin, Ed.D., as associate vice president for academic operations. She began her role at Park on Jan. 2.

Top 10 Stories 2018

January 11, 2019

It was another historic noteworthy year at Park University in 2018 as the University collected another national championship, saw record growth, local and international accomplishments and honors, and a number of firsts. Not to mention events throughout the year filled with speakers and performing artists from all around the globe.

Coast Guard Statement

January 11, 2019

Statement from Park University President Dr. Greg Gunderson on the situation facing members of the U.S. Coast Guard during the federal government shutdown and how the University will assist those in the Coast Guard with their educational goals.

Park Assisting Coast Guard Students

January 7, 2019

Park University, which has supported U.S. military service members since 1918 when it accepted students who were inducted into the War Department’s Student Army Training Corps, is stepping in to assist members of the U.S. Coast Guard during the current federal government shutdown.

First Esports Coach

January 7, 2019

Park University, which became the first college/university in the Kansas City area to announce (in July 2018) that it would offer a varsity esports program starting with the Spring 2019 semester, has appointed Ashley Jones as its first esports coach. Jones began her duties at Park on Jan. 7.

Crows Nest December 20 2018

December 20, 2018

Crow’s Nest for December 20, 2018

Dean of the School of Business
Brown Appointed College of Management Dean

December 17, 2018

Kirby R. Brown, who recently retired after 40 years of military and federal service, has been appointed as the dean of Park University’s College of Management. Brown starts in his new role at Park on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Missouri Humanities Council Grant

December 17, 2018

Park University has received a $2,500 grant from the Missouri Humanities Council in support of the University’s Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture Series.

Kansas City Area Graduates December 2018

December 10, 2018

Park University held its December 2018 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on Dec. 8 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. The University had 433 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 174 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 259 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate. Ron Blumkin, chairman of Nebraska Furniture Mart, presented the keynote address.

Charleston AFB Graduates 2018

December 10, 2018

Park University’s Charleston (S.C.) Air Force Base Campus held its commencement ceremony on Dec. 7 at the Education Center Auditorium on base. The University had 44 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — five students received a master’s degree, one student received a graduate certificate, 34 students received a bachelor’s degree and four students received an associate degree.

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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