Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville MO 64152-3795
Park University's Mackay Hall. The tower features a 25-bell carillon that chimes every quarter hour and plays music on special occasions.

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 741-2000
Mission Statement
Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Jeff Ehrlich
Board Chair Mr. Michael M. Collins
Board Chair Company Affiliation Port KC, President and CEO
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1875
Former Names
Park College
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $70,155,063
Projected Expenses $69,139,389
Mission Statement
Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.
Background Statement
Park University is an independent, private institution founded in 1875 by Dr. John A. McAfee and Col. George S. Park. The University has a 140-year history of providing access to education for the traditional and non-traditional student alike. With approximately 1,500 students attending classes at the flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., and approximately 60,000 alumni recognizing the Parkville Campus as the spiritual home of their alma matter, the Parkville Campus remains at the heart of the University’s growth over the years. Park currently enjoys a distinguished position in higher education as a growing entrepreneurial institution, enrolling more than 18,700 students at 41 campus centers in 21 states, as well as our extensive online program. The mission of Park University is to provide access to academic excellence which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.


The majority of the University’s traditional students attend classes on the Parkville Campus, which also serves as the academic and administrative home to the institution. Approximately 75 percent of our undergraduate students take at least some of their coursework through one of our campus centers and nearly 60 percent of all of our students take at least one course online annually.


Unconditionally re-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in 2014, Park’s curriculum has been designed to provide programs students need at locations and times which suit their lives. Students can earn a degree in the traditional setting, at a distance at one of the 41 campus centers across the country or online. Park also offers online and face-to-face master’s degree programs through an adult accelerated program.
Impact Statement
  • Park University is one of the least expensive non-religious private universities in the United States. Park offers 63 different degrees and 11 certificates at 41 sites across the U.S. and online, making a postsecondary education available to thousands of students, who in some cases, would not be able to attain this goal.
  • For the fifth consecutive year, Park University was selected as one of less than 330 colleges and universities across the country to the 2015-16 Colleges of Distinction list. Park is one of just nine colleges/universities based in Missouri to earn the honor this year and one of only six in the Kansas City region to be recognized. Read Park University’s Colleges of Distinction profile at
  • As part of a story published by The Wall Street Journal in March 2015, Park University was mentioned as being one of the top private colleges in the country for return on investment. Park was tied for fifth nationally in the rankings with an annual ROI percentage of 8.3 percent, based on the 2014 PayScale College ROI Report.
  • For the seventh consecutive year, Park University was selected as one of the top military-friendly colleges and universities in the country by Military Advanced Education magazine. Park was selected for inclusion on the list in the magazine’s December issue, within its “2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities,” which provides information about the wide range of benefits the schools provide in six key categories of consideration to service members, veterans, spouses and dependents: military culture, financial assistance, flexibility, general support, online support and on-campus support.

Needs Statement
  1. Norrington Center Renovation — Naming Opportunities start at $25,000  Norrington Center is the last remaining Carnegie academic building in Missouri. The creation of the Academic Commons, in Parkville and online, reflects Park’s commitment to the success of every student on the Parkville campus and the success of every Park University student wherever they may be across the country or around the globe. 
  2. Endowed Scholarship - $25,000  Park continues to be recognized as a high value education.  This is impacted by fair tuition pricing and scholarship.  Consider establishing a named scholarship at Park that will be a legacy for you and your family 
  3. International Center for Music (ICM)— $100 to $1.5 Million  The ICM at Park University trains and educates the next generation of accomplished musicians in a focused and creative atmosphere with an international faculty of renowned excellence. Join the Friends of ICM for as low as $100.  Consider the Adopt-A-Student Scholarship for $20,000 or a named faculty chair for $1.5 Million.
Service Categories
Higher Education
Undergraduate Colleges
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core

The Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing Program at Park University, initiated in 1987, is designed to provide career mobility for licensed practical nurses seeking to transition into the role of registered nurse. Our accelerated degree program enables a qualified LPN to obtain an associate degree in nursing in 10 months. In addition, graduates are prepared to take the Registered Nurse Licensure Exam and pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Also, students already working with an ADN can complete an online-only BSN completion program.


Category Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success

Park’s nursing program always has the short-term goal of maintaining or improving our students’ ability to become licensed upon graduation, which requires passing licensure exams. Over the past five years, more than 95 percent of our students have passed their licensure exam. The program aims to continue to meet or exceed our students’ track record of success, and is transitioning to a four-year BSN degree program. We are currently seeking accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing for a 100-student BSN program to accept students beginning in the Fall 2016 semester.

Long-Term Success

Long-term success of the Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing Program will be determined by the University’s ability to provide more career development opportunities for alumni, and by its ability to serve a greater number of students in years to come.


Program Success Monitored By

Program success is monitored by several metrics including:

  1. Enrollment numbers, or the number of students who value private education at Park and want to graduate from the Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing Program.
  2. Student learning outcomes, or the measures by which the nursing program faculty determine how much students are learning and how well they are mastering new content.
  3. Accreditation, which helps gauge consistent quality of both courses and clinical experiences, so our students gain the hands-on experience they will need in real-life patient care situations.
  4. Students’ pass rates on licensure exams, which helps faculty monitor how well Park courses prepare students to obtain their license and become practicing RNs.



Examples of Program Success

The nursing program has been so successful in recent years, that even with a recent expansion, the University has more qualified applicants annually than we can accept into the program. The stage is set for additional growth and continued excellence as Park prepares to transition to a full four-year BSN program with increased faculty and improved facilities. The increased number of accepted students will help fill critical vacancies in the workforce doing a job that’s important to us all: caring for patients. The nursing program is also a member of the National League for Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.



The International Center for Music at Park University offers the following degrees and certificates: Master of Music in Piano/String Performance, Graduate Certificate in Music Performance, Graduate Artist Diploma in Music Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music and an Undergraduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance, which is a two-year certificate program designed for students pursuing a non-degree course of study concentrating on performance. Park students receive individualized instruction on multiple music genres ranging from classical to jazz, including music by living composers.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Instruction
Population Served Adults, International, US& International
Short-Term Success

The International Center for Music will continue to attract and educate talented young musicians who launch their musical careers at Park University. Current and future students will continue to receive international music competition awards and other national and international recognition for their performances.


Long-Term Success

The International Center for Music's long-term success will be judged in part by the increased number of full-tuition scholarships the University is able to provide its student musicians. This will ensure that student admission is based solely on artistic promise, which in turn, will foster better audience development for the Center's concert series in the future.

Program Success Monitored By

Stanislav Ioudenitch, gold medalist of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and founder of the ICM, envisions elevating the already impressive reputation of the Center to the highest possible standard of musical performance. Ultimately, the success of the International Center for Music is monitored by our students’ level of performance in their studios and on stage, especially as our students continue to attract more dedicated audience members.


Examples of Program Success
ICM students and alumni continue to win major international competitions. For example: the International Crescendo Music Awards Competition (silver medal); Michael Hill Violin Competition, New Zealand (semifinalist); Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition, Belgium (finalist); Kansas City Symphony Young Artists Competition (winner); International Johansen Competition for Young String Players (second prize).

Behzod Abduraimov, ICM artist-in-residence continues to tour internationally as a soloist in the great concert halls of the world. In addition, Daniel Radzynski was recently chosen as concertmaster for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.


The Park Warrior Center embodies Park’s commitment to our nation’s wounded warriors, including those injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The Center is designed to holistically assist returning service members with physical and mental health disabilities as they work toward accomplishing their educational and career goals. The PWC provides:

  • Scholarship opportunities for the spouses/caregivers of military personal, which allows soldiers and veterans to use their G.I. benefits at the same time their spouses are preparing for a career transition;
  • Veteran-taught ADA compliant college courses in a structured format with specialized academic, emotional and social support;
  • Transition courses designed to help orient wounded service members to the college experience.

Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served At-Risk Populations, People/Families with of People with Disabilities, People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
Short-Term Success

Short term goals for the Park Warrior Center include:

  • Raising scholarships for the spouses of wounded military service members so that at least five spouses taking no more than 12 credit hours will have at least half their tuition and all of their books covered over an academic year.
  • Increasing awareness of the services offered to returning service members
  • Increasing matriculation rates or the number of students who enroll in a degree program after completing transition coursework.
  • Enhancing feedback and data collection mechanisms that will assist in more robust measurement of PWC students’ course and degree completion, academic achievement, social integration and student satisfaction.
  • Acquiring cutting-edge assistive technology to have on hand for students with severe physical limitations so that more students with physical disabilities can be serve.

Long-Term Success

Long-term, the PWC will help countless service members who were injured in the course of duty to transition from military life into higher education, transition to the degree program of their choice, complete that degree program and go on to begin their chosen profession with the knowledge and tools necessary for success.


Additional long-term goals include:

  • Creating an endowed scholarship fund for the spouses or caregivers of service members wounded in the course of duty.
  • Helping PWC students realize higher levels of academic achievement that will raise degree completion rates.
  • Completing long-term studies on how all students affiliated with the PWC learn best, including wounded warriors, veterans, active duty and reserve duty military service members.
  • Increasing PWC staff so the center can offer students more services, such as specialized counseling for soldiers and veterans with traumatic brain injury and persistent symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Program Success Monitored By

The success of the Park Warrior Center is measured by course completion rates, program persistence rates and student surveys administered before and after enrollment to gauge students’ progress toward their personal, educational and career goals. As more and more students enroll in the PWC, the Center will also have enough data to measure success by matriculation and graduation rates.

Examples of Program Success

While the number of casualties in recent conflicts has gone down, the number of service members returning from duty either physically or mentally changed is on the rise. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Defense, 98 percent of troops seeking help for emotional issues are returned back to their units. Soldiers who serve on multiple tours are 50 percent more likely to develop acute combat stress.


The PWC is helping these students adjust to the demands of higher education by providing them the assistance they need to overcome obstacles to their success. At present, 90 percent of students in the PWC have PTSD and have access to additional resources specific to their needs. Nearly three out of four PWC students have a VA certified disability rating higher than 30 percent and will require some kind of disability support for the rest of their lives. These students are enrolled in Park’s accelerated online classes, which, University-wide, have a 93 percent pass rate for students who make it to the add/drop date.


Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Jeff Ehrlich
Term Start July 2015

Dr. Ehrlich joined Park in 2011 as assistant professor in the Master of Healthcare Administration program within the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs. He was quickly identified by many as a leader and by 2014-15, he was elected to his second term as president of the Faculty Senate. In addition to his service on the Faculty Senate, Dr. Ehrlich has served or is currently serving on the Student Service Model Task Force, the Graduate Academic Council, the University-wide Academic Program Review, the Retention Task Force and the Budget Advisory Task Force. He earned his Doctor of Education in healthcare leadership from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb., after earning an undergraduate degree in human resources management and a Master of Business Administration from Friends University in Wichita, Kan.


Prior to joining Park, he was assistant professor at the College of St. Mary, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Peru State College, director of assessment at Midland University, vice president of institutional research and assessment at Clarkson College and an assistant professor at Friends University.


In addition to his experience in, and understanding of, higher education, he brings good business acumen from his previous experience as a project manager in finance knowledge management for Sprint Corp., as an internal consultant with Boeing on process re-engineering and business models, and as clinic administrator for clinics in corporate settings with business management in health care in Winfield, Kan.


Former CEOs
Michael Droge Ph.D. 2009 - June 2014
Mr. David M. Fowler July 2014 - June 2015
Senior Staff
Title Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer


Roger P. Dusing serves Park University as associate vice president and chief human resource officer, directing the human resources and payroll operations for the University, as well as serving as Park's Title IX officer. In addition, he represents the University on the board of the Kansas City Professional Development Council, a consortium of area schools providing faculty and staff development programming.

Dusing joined Park in 2011 after 30 years as a human resources executive and consultant for several Kansas City area businesses. He has literally been on the University’s Parkville Campus his entire life as a student, adjunct faculty member and son of two of Park’s longest tenured employees.

Dusing earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University. He is currently a doctoral student pursuing a degree in business with a concentration in human resources from Northcentral University. Dusing is the board chair for Benilde Hall, a program in Kansas City, Mo., providing housing and treatment to homeless men with addiction and mental health issues. He was recognized as Human Resources Executive of the Year by American Business Media in 2008, and he is the author of I'm Fired?!? A Business-Fable About the Challenges of Losing One Job and Finding Another, a book on job search techniques.



Title Vice President for University Advancement
Experience/Biography Laurie D. McCormack began her duties as vice president for university advancement at Park University in January 2008. McCormack has an extensive background in higher education fundraising and advancement, as well as marketing and public relations in the private sector.

Prior to arriving at Park, McCormack was the assistant vice chancellor of advancement for development at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While at UMKC, McCormack directed the University’s first-ever nine-figure capital campaign, raising $202.6 million. In addition, she conducted six- and seven-figure campaign solicitations, including one of $5 million. Prior to her ascent to the assistant vice chancellor position, McCormack also served UMKC as the senior director of campaign planning and principal gifts, managing the development of strategies and delivery of solicitation to major prospects for gifts between $100,000 and $35 million., as well as managing campaign special events and coordinating fundraising for scholarship programs. Additionally at UMKC, McCormack held the titles of director of student affairs advancement, and manager of alumni and development in the School of Law, where she directed the administration of the UMKC Law Foundation, a $2.4 million endowment. McCormack’s career in fundraising began with the Heart of America United Way as the campaign assistant director, where she raised more than $3.8 million through targeted efforts.

Prior to her second stint at UMKC, McCormack was the director of marketing and client services at the law firm of Polsinelli, White, Vardeman and Shalton, P.C., in Kansas City, Mo., and she was the manager of community and public relations at Gateway 2000 in Kansas City. While at PWVS, McCormack developed the firm’s marketing initiatives, as well as its advertising and public relations efforts. At Gateway 2000, McCormack managed the company’s marketing and charitable giving programs, in addition to directing its corporate public relations activities employee communication programs and TIF administration.

McCormack is or has been a member of several organizations, including the Downtown Council of Kansas City, where she serves on the Business Retention and Attraction Committee, the United Negro College Fund Kansas City Board of Advisors, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Safehome Capital Campaign Steering Committee. She is a former president and board of director member of the Southtown Council, and former treasurer and board member of Safehome.

McCormack received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UMKC. She is also a graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurion Leadership Program. In addition, she has been recognized by UMKC as a 2001 Community Champion and with the Law Foundation Service Award.

Title Vice-President and General Counsel
Title Chief Financial Officer
Experience/Biography Mr. Van Hoesen has executive level experience in management, business leadership, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged financing. As a certified public accountant and licensed attorney, Van Hoesen has a proven track record of growing institutional value with a strong acumen in cash flow management, budgeting, forecasting and staff development.

Prior to joining Park, Van Hoesen was general counsel and chief financial officer of a telecommunications company. He began his career path as an associate with the accounting firm CBIZ, and later moved to the local accounting firm House, Park, Dobratz and Wiebler in the role of audit manager.

Title Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services

Shane Smeed was appointed vice president of enrollment and student services at Park University in September 2015. Smeed has more than 17 years of experience in higher education, holding a variety of positions, including director of admissions, dean of enrollment management and vice president of admissions. In his role at Park, Smeed will provide strategic and operational leadership to a department that includes the deans and directors of enrollment, student financial services, international student admissions and services, student services, campus center operations and athletics.

Prior to joining Park University, Smeed served as vice president of admissions at Kaplan University, vice president and chief operating officer of Ottawa (Kan.) University, metro president for DeVry University’s Kansas City campuses and inventory planner for the Boeing Co. in its materials management division.

Smeed is pursuing a doctorate degree in higher education administration from St. Louis University. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management and holds a bachelor’s degree in business operations from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Title Vice President for Entrepreneurial Ventures

Roger W. Hershey, J.D., L.L.M., vice president for entrepreneurial ventures, joined Park University in 1995 as a member of the Board of Trustees, and served as board chair from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, he became vice president and general counsel, and assistant secretary to the Board. He served the University in this capacity until 2014 before assuming his current position.

Hershey became a member of the Missouri Bar in 1970 after which he served active duty as a lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve, from 1970-74. He then practiced law in Butler and Independence, Mo., was an assistant vice president for estate and financial planning at UMB Bank N.A. and served as executive vice president of Asbury Land Title Inc. and its escrow company. Hershey was president and a founding shareholder and director of King Hershey P.C., a Kansas City real estate development law firm established in 1988 until he was employed by Park.

Hershey received his Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from Graceland University, a Juris Doctor (with distinction) in 1970 and a Master of Laws with a concentration in corporate and commercial law in 1976 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For over 20 years Hershey has been AV Rated by his peers through the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review System. An active participant in economic development, civic and nonprofit groups, Hershey serves on various committees and boards across the Kansas City community, including the Economic Development Corporation (Parkville, Mo.), Enhanced Enterprise Zone (Independence, Mo.), License Surcharge Annual Review Committee, Indy Energy, Park Commission (Independence, Mo.), The Great Rivers Environmental Law Center and The Dominion Home Owners Association Inc.

Title Interim Provost

Rebekkah Stuteville, Ph.D., was appointed interim provost in September 2015. Previously, Stuteville served as associate vice president of academic affairs for the University, as well as director of Park’s Master of Public Affairs program within the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs, and chair and associate professor of public administration. In her current role, Stuteville will organize and facilitate the Office of the Provost.

Prior to joining Park in 2008, Stuteville worked as a federal civil servant for 17 years at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where she was responsible for monitoring regulatory compliance issues and provided technical assistance on HUD’s housing and community development programs of cities, states and nonprofit organizations in Kansas and western Missouri.

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.

Paid Full-Time Staff 516
Paid Part-Time Staff 91
Volunteers 380
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 83%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
External Assessment and Accreditations
Council on Social Work Education - Accreditation2010
Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - 10 Year Accreditation2014
Best Value in private higher education, among schools not affiliated with a religious institutionParents and Colleges.com2015
Military Friendly SchoolG.I. Jobs2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Michael M. Collins
Company Affiliation Port KC, President and CEO
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Board Members
Honorable Lynn Bondurant Ph.D.Bondurant Consulting
Mr. John C. Brown Honorary Board MemberELCA Properties, Inc.
Mr. Michael M. Collins Port Authority of Kansas City, MO
Mr. Robert P. Corbett Honorary Board MemberCommunity Volunteer
Mr. James Cornelius UMB Financial Corporation
Ms. Lynn Craghead U.S. Bank
Ms. Kathleen Dodd The Corridor Group
Mr. Dennis Fisher Retired
Mr. Kristopher Stark Flint Stark Collective, LLC
Mr. Mark S. Foster Community Volunteer
Ms. Rosemary Fry Plakas Community Volunteer
Mr. Charles Garney Honorary Board MemberCEO Briarcliff Development Company; Chairman of the Board, Emeritus, Garney Construction Company
Mr. Thomas H. Holcom MidCountry Bank (Military Banking Division)
Ms. Lindy Anne Johnson Wentworth Military Academy
Lt. Gen. Richard Keller CGSC Foundation Senior Advisory Council
Ms. Virginia B. McCoy Honorary Board MemberCommunity Volunteer; Former Board Chair
Mr. Jeff McKinney Alumnus
Mr. Scott D. McRuer McRuer CPAs
C. Ann Mesle 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri
Ms. Louise Morden Honorary Board MemberNiagra's Wax Museum Complex
Mr. Gerald Moss Honorary Board MemberRetired Attorney
Ms. Jeanette Prenger Ecco Select
Mr. Daniel Sakata Community Volunteer
Ms. Judy Simonitsch CPA, Retired / Deloitte and Touche, LLP
Mr. Richard Thode Community Volunteer
Mr. Eric Wade City of Lenexa
Mr. David Warm Mid-America Regional Council
Ms. Julie Wilson Cerner Corporation
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 87%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Standing Committees
Institutional Advancement
Academic Affairs
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $70,155,063
Projected Expenses $69,139,389
Endowment Value $72,486,614
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4%
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2014, 2013, 2012:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990's.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals and government grant revenue.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions--$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,404,417$2,407,690$3,862,022
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$348,981$156,073$102,618
Revenue In-Kind$15,999$50,304$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$60,530,705$56,349,113$56,684,197
Administration Expense$18,994,061$20,650,569$20,040,426
Fundraising Expense$779,737$762,487$671,528
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.131.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%72%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue42%54%62%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$140,013,534$133,822,950$122,345,723
Current Assets$22,876,471$27,164,290$19,610,826
Long-Term Liabilities$3,431,964$3,586,704$2,976,457
Current Liabilities$30,947,918$32,476,625$33,920,140
Total Net Assets$105,633,652$97,759,621$85,449,126
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.740.840.58
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%3%2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $338,870Individual Donor $338,870 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $203,216Individual Donor $203,217 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $117,405Individual Donor $198,584 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Park University
Address 8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 641523795
Primary Phone (816) 741-2000
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Jeff Ehrlich
Board Chair Mr. Michael M. Collins
Board Chair Company Affiliation Port KC, President and CEO
Year of Incorporation 1875
Former Names
Park College