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Beth Tankersley-Bankhead PhD

Executive Director
B.S. in Elementary Education from University of Central Missouri
M.S. in Guidance and Counseling, with an emphasis in College Student Personnel from Eastern Illinois University
PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, with an emphasis in Higher and Continuing Education from University of Missouri-Columbia


Karen Collins

Executive Assistant
B.A. in Management from Webster University
M.A. in Management and Leadership from Webster University



Valerie Salazar

Schools and Community Outreach Coordinator
B.A. in Communication Studies and Spanish from Texas Christian University



Camry Ivory

Student Support Services Coordinator
B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from University of Missouri-Columbia
M.A. in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from University of Missouri-Kansas City



Dustin Wightman

I.T. Systems and User Support Coordinator
ABA in Business Administration from University of Kansas



Michael Fitkin

I.T. Systems and User Support Coordinator
A.A. in Financial Services Management from Johnson & Wales University
Certificate in Application Development from Centriq


For general scholarship questions please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions pages’ for each scholarship: Traditional, Adult Learner, and College Savings Match.

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Thank you for your interest in the KC Scholars scholarship program.

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