Avila University

Kansas City, MO   |  www.avila.edu

Mission

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Dr. Ronald Slepitza

Main address

11901 Wornall Rd

Kansas City, MO 64145 USA

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Formerly known as

Avila College

The College of St. Teresa

The Junior College of St. Teresa

St. Teresa's Academy

EIN

44-0617326

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

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Living the Promise of the Sisters

Avila celebrates its Catholic Identity by helping students find their calling and reach their full potential. Avila lives the Promise by expanding its CSJ Associate formation program, creating new spirituality and service activities and scholarship for mission, faith and service trips.

Population(s) Served

The Promise of transformational learning ignites students’ curiosity and lifelong pursuit of learning. Through a student-centered, collaborative learning process, student shift their habits of the mind to improve their critical reflection and thinking. Avila is in the midst of creating new high-quality learning environments which includes new equipment and technology that will enhance learning and help improve student retention.

Population(s) Served

In order for students to reach their full potential, they must grow both in and outside of the classroom. Athletic excellence and wellness gives students a chance to work with others and development leadership skills. It also teaches self-discipline and responsibility while creating a richer college experience.

Population(s) Served

Avila realizes that giving students access to college education is not enough. We must provide well-executed students services like advising, learning services, tutoring, counseling and student life so all of our students can succeed. Avila is investing in expanded tutoring services as well as the writing center. Avila is also creating new internships and research experience and providing travel grants for students. These support services will enrich students’ learning experience and lead to increased retention and graduation rates.

Population(s) Served

Avila has made a promise to students, parents and alumni to deliver exceptional education interlaced with the life changing values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Through innovative curriculum, excellent student services, cutting edge technology and compassionate faculty and staff, Avila is keeping the promise that the Sisters made more than 100 years ago—one that Avila still recognizes in our students today.

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Accreditations

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - 10 Year Accreditation 2018

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education - 10 Year Accreditation 2018

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology - Accreditation 2016

Council on Social Work Education - Accreditation 2014

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education - 10 Year Accreditation 2010

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education 2010

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Financials

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Avila University

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Kerr

Retired

Term: 2016 - 2021

Kenneth Hager

Retired

Robert Hunter

Retired

Mark Thompson

Country Club Bank

Rick Weller

Euronet Worldwide

Mary Johnson

Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet

Shawn Madigan

Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet

Christine Ojile

Kantar Retail

David Kerr

Retired

Joseph Fahey

J.M. Fahey Construction Company

Bob Hardin

Retired

Gregory Kratofil

Polsinelli

Vercie Lark

DST Systems

Irene O'Neill, CSJ, Ed.D.

Mary McKay, CSJ

G. Robert Fisher

Gary Smith

Ellen Martin

Ana Valdez

Marie Harris

Mary Lazio

Ibraheem Badejo

Joeseph Fahey

Helen Flemington

Patricia Lyon

Timothy O'Brien

Phil Smith

Michael Van Dyke

Abby Wendel