Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville MO 64152-3795
Contact Information
Address 8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Telephone (816) 741-2000
Fax (816) 741-7741
Email advancement@park.edu
Web and Social Media
Park University's Mackay Hall. The tower features a 25-bell carillon that chimes every quarter hour and plays music on special occasions.

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.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Fowler
Board Chair Ms. Ann Mesle
Board Chair Company Affiliation Circuit Court Judge (Ret.)
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1875
Former Names
Park College
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $90,493,206
Projected Expenses $90,493,206
Statements
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
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Park’ curriculum has been designed to provide programs students need at a location and time which suits their lives. A student can earn a degree in a traditional format, earn a degree through Park Distance Learning at one of 40 campus centers across the United States, complete an undergraduate degree through our self-directed portfolio program, complete a master’s degree through the adult accelerated program or complete ,ost of our degrees completely online.
Impact Statement
Park is the least expensive non-religious private university in the United States. Park offers 63 different degrees and 11 certificates at 40 sites across the United States and online, making a post-secondary education available to thousands of students each who would not otherwise be able to attain this goal. In 2012-13, Park had 11,800 students from 103 countries. 48% were minority students. The student teacher ratio is 12:1.
 
Park University has been named as the top ranked value among private colleges and universities by Parents & Colleges, an online resource for parents of college-bound students. Park was ranked No. 1 in the category "Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges and Universities."

Park University has been named to the top 100 list by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics. 
 
For the third consecutive year, Park University has been honored by G.I. Jobs magazine on its list of Military Friendly Schools. The list recognizes the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students.

Park University’s Park Warrior Center and the Success for Veterans provided Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant iPads for each Veteran Warrior Transition Unit. Each iPad contains ADA-compliant software for disabled veterans, including a voice reader/text reader, and support for playback of closed-captioned content.
Service Categories
Higher Education
Universities
Undergraduate Colleges
Areas of Service
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MO - Jackson County Urban Core
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Programs
Description

The Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program at Park University, initiated in 1987, is designed to provide career mobility for the Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) seeking to transition into the role of the Registered Nurse (RN). 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.

 

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

The Nursing Program’s most immediate short term goal is to maintain or improve our students’ ability to become licensed upon graduation, which requires passing licensure exams. Over the past five years, more than 95% of our students have consistently passed their licensure exam and in 2009, 100% of Park’s nursing students who took the licensure exam obtained their license. The Program aims to continue to meet or exceed our students’ track record of success. Additionally, the Nursing Program aims to continue acquiring more patient simulators so students have access to the latest technology and can work with more confidence in high-tech clinical settings.

Long-Term Success

 

Long term success of the Ellen Finley Earhart 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 Nursing Program. 2) Student’s learning outcomes, or the measures by which 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 in real-life patient care situations. 4) Park student’s 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

 

Through it’s partnership with TMC, Park’s Nursing Program is now able educate an additional 25 nurses each year. In fact, the Program has been so successful in recent years, that even with this expansion, that 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 students to 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

 

Description

The International Center for Music (ICM) 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, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist, now directs the Center and 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

Perhaps the best example of success, however, is what the critics have to say about ICM musicians. For example, Park student Behzod Abduraimov took First Prize in the 2009 London International Piano Competition and has since continued to impress judges, audience members, and critics alike.

 

Michael Church, whose career as a music critic includes regular pieces for the UK’s The Independent, BBC World Service, and BBC Music Magazine, can hardly make room for more praise in his reviews of Adburaimov’s performances. He uses words such as “electrifying, crystal-clear, and rare” to describe the ICM’s star student. Of Adburaimov’s May 2010 performance at Wigmore Hall, London, Church writes, “Horowitz’s vertiginous ‘Carmen Fantasy’, [was] a performance so massively accomplished that the entire hall - despite not being used to doing such things - rose to its feet.”

Description

Park University’s Summer Business Academy (SBA) is an experience designed for high school freshmen sophomores from challenged high schools in the Greater Kansas City area who want to put their entrepreneurial spirit to the test. The SBA offers a fast paced week-long, in-depth look at business, ethics, free enterprise, teamwork, and personal skills that will better prepare students for life after high school and beyond.

 
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Business
Population Served Minorities, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Short-Term Success

During the SBA, student team’s final business plan presentations are judged by local business owners according to standards businessmen and businesswomen use in making decisions for their own companies.

Long-Term Success

Long term success will be measured by the growth of the program, student participant satisfaction, the ongoing level of corporate interest in working with SBA students, as well as high school graduation rates and matriculation rates of program participants. In addition, the School of Business aims to create a robust annual scholarship fund in order that no student, selected on the basis of personal motivation and academic merit, should be denied a spot in the Academy due to financial difficulty.

Program Success Monitored By

Program coordinators will be in contact with counselors at each high school SBA students attend. Surveys of student achievement will be collected six months after the completion of the program and high school retention and graduation rates of SBA graduates will be monitored.

Examples of Program Success

The first Summer Business Academy launched in June 2010 and every spot was filled. In addition to a sneak peak at college level coursework, teambuilding, business plan development, students were able to tour three local businesses. In addition, they received training in business etiquette during an Etiquette Dinner and Ethics Presentation hosted by a fourth local business.

 

Below are a few statics on the 2010 SBA Class:

  • 20% of the students will be the first generation of their family to attend college. 
  • 45% of the class were from a family where neither parent is a college graduate.
  • 45% of the class were from suburban or rural schools.
  • 55% of the class were from the urban core of the Kansas City community.
  • 45% of the class had a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. 
  • 100% of the class had a grade point average above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • All 2010 participants were awarded either a full or partial scholarship based on financial need.
Description

The Park Warrior Center (PWC) embodies Park’s commitment to our nation’s “wounded warriors” injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring. The Center is designed to holistically assist returning service members with physical and mental health disabilities as they work towards 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 GI 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 servicemembers so that at least 5 spouses taking no more than 12 credit hours will have at least half their tuition and all their books covered over an academic year
  • Increasing awareness of the services offered to returning servicemembers
  • 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 served
Long-Term Success

Long-term, the PWC will help countless servicemembers 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:

 

  1. Creating an endowed scholarship fund for the spouses or caregivers of servicemembers wounded in the course of duty
  2. Helping PWC students realize higher levels of academic achievement that will raise degree completion rates
  3. Completing long term studies on how all students affiliated with the PWC learn best, including wounded warriors, veterans, active duty and reserve duty military servicemembers
  4. Increasing PWC staff so the center can offer more 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 towards 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 servicemembers returning from duty either physically or mentally changed is on the rise. According to statistics from the Department of Defense, 98% of troops seeking help for emotional issues are returned back to their units. Soldiers who serve on multiple tours are 50% 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% of students in the PWC have PTSD and have access to additional resources specific to their needs. Nearly 3 out of 4 PWC students have a VA certified disability rating over 30% 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% pass rate for students who make it to the add/drop date.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. David Fowler
Term Start July 2014
Experience

David Fowler, a lifelong Kansas City resident, is a well-known business leader with local and national prominence. He brings an extensive range of business acumen which includes proven leadership experience as a strategic business innovator. Before retiring last year, he had served as the managing partner of KPMG in Kansas City for the final 13 years of his more than 36-year career with the firm. In the managing partner role, he positioned KPMG with strategic commitments and methodologies that led to national recognition and responsibility. Under Fowler’s leadership, the Kansas City office of KPMG was consistently ranked at or near the top of more than 80 offices across 21 major markets nationwide for employee satisfaction, performance, client service and community involvement.

 

A respected leader in the Kansas City community, Fowler has served on multiple civic and charitable boards, including the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, and he was the board chair for the Kansas City Area Development Council. Most recently, Fowler served as the co-chair of the Kansas City International Airport Terminal Advisory Group, an appointment by Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James. In that extensive project, Fowler was responsible for leading the analytical discovery related to the complex assessment of the KCI Airport facility.

 

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dr. Donald Breckon Jan 1987 - Jan 2001
Beverley Byers-Pevitts Ph.D.Jan 2001 -
Senior Staff
Title Vice President & General Counsel
Experience/Biography

Roger Hershey, Vice President & General Counsel for Park University, assumed this position with more than 30 years of legal experience. He previously served as president, shareholder and director of King Hershey, PC, a law firm established in 1988 in Kansas City, Mo. The firm is noted for its work in local government law, commercial real estate development, complex financial transactions, and bond law.

Hershey was a member of the Park University Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2004, serving as Board Chair for two years, a member the Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Business and Endowment Committee. He served as the President of Park University Enterprises, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of the University, and served on its Board of Directors from 2002 to 2006.

Hershey received a  B.A. from Graceland University, and a LL.M. and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also graduated from the United States Naval Justice School in Newport, R.I., and served four years active duty as a Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Naval Reserve.

Hershey received the 2003 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Independence, Missouri. Chamber of Commerce for community service and leadership in the passage of Independence Streets and Parks Sales Taxes in 1997, 1998 and 2003, and the City's Street Excise Tax in 2000. Hershey also received the 2002 Civic Leadership Award presented by the Missouri Municipal League and the mayor of Independence for business and civic leadership in the development of Independence, Mo.

An active participant in civic and nonprofit groups, Hershey serves and has served in various leadership roles with the Independence Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board of Directors, the Independence, MO License Surcharge Annual Review Committee, the Parkville, MO Economic Development Committee, the Independence Chamber of Commerce; Independence Citizens for Streets and Parks; Independence Council on Economic Development; Independence Missouri Park Commission; Mid-America Regional Council Metro Green Civic Leadership Board; Rotary International; Scandinavian Association of Greater Kansas City; Sierra Club; The Jackson County Historical Society; and, The Sierra Club Foundation.

Title Vice President for Finance and Administration
Experience/Biography

Dorla Watkins, Vice President of Finance and Administration, supervises all University financial business actions, making necessary decisions for day-to-day operations and for long-range University economic development.

She joined Park University's administrative staff in 1979 as a staff accountant. Her most recent position has been Associate Vice President for Business and Finance. Prior to that Watkins has served as a consultant and controller for the University, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees. She also oversaw the partnership with Xerox Global Services and the document management system at Park as well as served as chair of the strategic plan Explorations and Transformations Committee 2012: Access to Excellence.

In her various positions, she has accumulated 20 years of supervisory, management, accounting and consulting experience, including six years as director of Business Affairs for Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen, Inc. She has acted as a liaison to financial, legal and auditing institutions and negotiated and implemented contractual agreements as well as developing office accounting and policy procedures including overseeing fiscal budgets.

Watkins has earned both her bachelor's in business administration and master's in public administration degrees from Park University.

Title Vice President for Student Services
Experience/Biography Clarinda H. Creighton is Vice President of Student Services at Park University. She has held various roles since coming to Park University in 1986, formerly serving as Assistant Vice President for Academic Support Services, and as Director of Student Support Services.

Her professional experience began in the social work and mental health field, shifting to the higher education arena upon completion of her master's degree. She is a skilled workshop facilitator and program presenter, has provided consultative services to higher education institutions, and developed and implemented training programs for staff and non-profit organizations. Prior to coming to Park University, Mrs. Creighton held positions in the Student Services area at Saint Mary's College and at Iowa State University.

Creighton received her M.S. in Counselor Education/Student Personnel, and her B.A. in Psychology at Emporia State University.

In addition to her professional roles, she has extended her services to community groups and agency boards who are providing services to children, youth and adults in transition.

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 for Communications
Experience/Biography

Rita Weighill, Associate Vice President for Communication, has been at Park University since 1995. She is responsible for overseeing the marketing, media, publications and public relations efforts for the University. She is a member of the Greater Kansas City Council on Philanthropy; Association of Fundraising Professionals; Platte County Economic Development Council ( Marketing Committee); Gladstone Rotary (Officer); Riverside Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Platte County Women's Exchange, Parkville Chamber of Commerce; a charter member of the Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education; Clay County Women's Exchange; and The Central Exchange of Greater Kansas City. In 1999, she earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) award, a nationally recognized credential for professional fundraisers.

Before coming to Park University, she was employed at Midwestern Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, where she was the Director of Seminary Relations and was responsible for the fundraising and public relations at that master's and doctorate level institution.

She received a B.A. from Park University and a M.Ed., Higher Education Administration degree from Vanderbilt University (Peabody College) in Nashville, Tenn.

Title Special Assistant for Administration
Experience/Biography Paul H. Gault has the record for longevity among the current administration, having worked at the University (with the exception of two years in the U.S. Army) since earning his undergraduate degree in 1961. He served as Vice President for Business and Finance from 1981 until 2001.

In his current position, Gault serves as an advisor to the President, Vice Presidents, and to members of the University Board of Trustees. He is a staff member on all the standing committees of the Board and serves as Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for the Board of Trustees and for its two subsidiary corporations, Park McAfee Inc. and Park University Enterprises.

Gault is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Central Association of that organization. He served as advisor at the U.S. Department of Education's "The Endowment Program Mini-Summit" in March 1996.

He received his M.P.A. degree and a B.A. degree from Park University, and attended the College Business Management Institutes at both the University of Nebraska and the University of Kentucky.

In addition to his duties at Park, Gault is president of the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City and a member of the Park Hill School District Education Foundation Council. He also serves as treasurer for the Synod of Mid-America of the Presbyterian Church USA, the Church Development Corporation and the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City.

Title Vice-President and General Counsel
Experience/Biography
Staff
Full-Time Staff 516
Volunteers 380
Contractors 626
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 No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Council on Social Work Education - Accreditation2010
Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - 10 Year Accreditation2014
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Military Friendly SchoolG.I. Jobs Magazine2012
Best Value in private higher education, among schools not affiliated with a religious institutionParents and Colleges.com2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Ann Mesle
Company Affiliation Circuit Court Judge (Ret.)
Term July 2013 to June 2014
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Gary Wages
Company Affiliation President/CEO (Retired) St. Lukes Northland
Term May 2006 to June 2013
Email wwicgary@comcast.net
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Honorable Lynn Bondurant '61 Ph.D.Bondurant Consulting
Mr. Howard Breen Honorary Board MemberRetired Real Estate Developer
Mr. John C. Brown Honorary Board MemberELCA Properties, Inc.
Gayden F. Carruth Ph.D.Cooperating School Districts of Greater KC
Mr. Michael M. Collins Port Authority of Kansas City, MO
Mr. Robert P. Corbett '38 Honorary Board MemberCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Peter deSilva UMB Bank
Ms. Kathleen Dodd The Corridor Group
Mr. Benjamin T. Elkins Meadwest Vaco
Mr. Dennis H. Epperson '69 Community Volunteer
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)
Mr. Wilford Kale Botetourt Press
Ms. Virginia B. McCoy Honorary Board MemberCommunity Volunteer; Former Board Chair
Ms. Susan McGaughey '74 Community Volunteer
Mr. Scott D. McRuer McRuer CPAs
Mr. Joseph J. Melookaran JMA Information Technology
C. Ann Mesle 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri
Mr. Brent Miles Northpoint Development
Gen. John Miller Community Volunteer
Ms. Louise Morden Honorary Board MemberNiagra's Wax Museum Complex
Mr. Gerald Moss Honorary Board MemberRetired Attorney
Mr. Raymond Mott
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. N. Gary Wages Saint Luke's Northland Hospital
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 30
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 26
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 87%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
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
Executive
Institutional Advancement
Trusteeship
Academic Affairs
Finance
Trusteeship
Audit
Marketing
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2014
Projected Revenue $90,493,206
Projected Expenses $90,493,206
Endowment Value $51,850,000
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage 0%
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
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 Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$972,904$386,978$930,749
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$0$995,088$0
$0$0$0
$81,582,743$78,419,498$77,046,470
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,862,022$2,899,149$1,707,871
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$102,618$51,530$45,542
Revenue In-Kind$0$172,127$113,529
Other$718,323$899,541$1,047,943
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$56,684,197$56,447,628$56,271,725
Administration Expense$20,040,426$19,172,244$18,562,747
Fundraising Expense$671,528$687,558$683,264
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.101.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%74%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue62%48%70%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$122,345,723$114,531,190$104,573,065
Current Assets$19,610,826$15,388,481$9,928,766
Long-Term Liabilities$2,976,457$3,253,211$4,443,185
Current Liabilities$33,920,140$4,091,751$32,673,770
Total Net Assets$85,449,126$77,118,221$67,456,110
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.583.760.30
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%3%4%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Individual donor $150,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Corporate donor $120,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Individual donor $100,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $0.00
Dates May 2009 to Mar 2012
Amount Raised to Date 0 as of Nov 2010
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2012, 2011, 2010:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990's.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals and government grant revenue.
Organization Name Park University
Address 8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 641523795
Primary Phone (816) 741-2000
Contact Email advancement@park.edu
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Fowler
Board Chair Ms. Ann Mesle
Board Chair Company Affiliation Circuit Court Judge (Ret.)
Year of Incorporation 1875
Former Names
Park College