Ellen Suni served as Dean from 2004 to 2017, showing great service, innovation and dedication to UMKC School of Law. We hope you will join us for a Celebration of Ellen Suni’s Deanship on Tuesday, May 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC Campus. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Guests should park on Levels 5-6 of the Cherry Street Parking Garage (50th and Oak Streets). There will be limited handicap parking in Lot 5 (view the map here). Parking anywhere else on campus may result in a ticket.


The Ellen Suni Opening Doors Scholarship Campaign goal is to fund an endowment that will provide a full-tuition scholarship for one student each year.  Eligible students will be first-generation law students.

To provide an annual full-tuition scholarship requires an endowment of $500,000. Every gift made to the Ellen Suni Scholarship Endowment will be matched dollar for dollar by the David Westfall J.D. ’55 Scholarship Matching Gift Program.   

Please join us to honor the legacy of Dean Ellen Suni at the UMKC School of Law and to support first-generation law students. 

*Please return the Response Card to University of Missouri-Kansas City| UMKC Law Foundation | 500 E. 52nd Street | Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

For more information please contact:  Kirk Baughan | Director of Development | UMKC Law Foundation | baughank@umkc.edu | 816.235.6328