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Avila University

Avila University


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About Us

Avila University, a Catholic, co-educational 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. Avila University was founded as St. Teresa’s College in 1916 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as the first private college for women in Kansas City. The College established Kansas City’s first baccalaureate degree program in nursing.

Since its founding in 1916, Avila University has been committed to excellence in teaching and learning that respects the worth, dignity and potential of each human being. Today, Avila provides more than 30 undergraduate degree programs and has eight available master’s options. In 2017, Avila launched the Avila Promise, which provides a 4-year graduation guarantee, guarantees an internship or research experience and provides up to a $1,000 travel grant to students in their junior or senior year.

Avila University desires an education for all, serving a high percentage (43 percent) of low-income and first-generation (31 percent) college students. These students benefit from one-on-one attention, high-quality academics, and interdisciplinary classes. Avila is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the Midwest— 45 percent of students come from a racial or ethnic minority. Avila University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

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  • Educated 2,125 undergraduate and graduate students in 2018-2019
  • 440 students graduated in 2019


Director of Donor Relations
Category: Development & Fundraising
Position Available:  Director of Donor RelationsAppointment Date:  11/30/2020Position Summary:  The Director of Donor Relations is a mid-level position that plays a critical role in retaining and increasing revenue from existing mid-level donors to support Avila’s mission, identifying and qualifying donors to become major donors and stewarding donors. This is an exciting opportunity for a more
Phone:(816) 501-2400
CRM Coordinator
Category: Information Technology
Position Available:  CRM Data CoordinatorAppointment Date:  Position available immediatelyResponsibilities:  The CRM Data Coordinator reports to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. This position oversees the implementation and maintenance of the university’s CRM; currently Radius, by Campus Management. This position provides support to functional users in more
Phone:(816) 501-2400

Rep/Contact Info

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Mr. Aaron K. Bennett
Advancement Events & Meetings Coordinator