Meet Our Staff

Dustin CornwellDustin Cornwell

Director of MBA Programs

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Dustin Cornwell is the Director of MBA Programs at the Bloch School, responsible for leading all admissions, student life, and program management initiatives for the Intensive Full-Time MBA and the Professional (part-time) MBA. He brings nearly two decades of experience to the team at Bloch, having worked in admissions and program management roles for the graduate business programs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, and DePaul University in Chicago. Dustin began his career as an assistant director of undergraduate admissions at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He holds a BBA in International Business from George Washington, an MBA in Marketing from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota, and an MA in Public Relations and Advertising from the College of Communication at DePaul.

Gene PeglerGene Pegler

Associate Director of Admissions

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Gene Pegler is the Associate Director of Admissions for the Bloch MBA programs. He has worked at UMKC for more than 12 years in student recruitment roles for the central admission office as well as the School of Computing and Engineering and the Bloch School of Management. Gene has experience with both undergraduate and graduate admissions, including several international recruitment trips. In his current role, Gene works with prospective students in the Professional (part-time) MBA and the Intensive Full-Time MBA programs.

Before joining UMKC, Gene worked with Enterprise Holdings in the Kansas City area for three years. He holds a BS in Sports Management from Peru State College and an MA in Higher Education Administration from UMKC.

Jewel MadsenJewel Madsen

Coordinator of MBA Advising and Enrollment Management

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Jewel Madsen is the Coordinator of MBA Advising and Enrollment Management. She advises students in the Professional (part-time) and Intensive Full-Time MBA programs. Prior to joining the Bloch School in 2012, Jewel worked for the UMKC Program for Adult College Education (PACE) for 12 years in student services, advising, program development, and program management roles.

Jewel moved to the Kansas City area from Des Moines, where she worked in the banking industry for several years in roles including branch manager and loan officer. She also served as a pension manager for the Principal Financial Group. Jewel holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Higher Education Administration with a focus on Urban Education, both from UMKC. She is also a graduate of the Iowa School of Banking at the University of Iowa. Jewel stays involved in the campus community by serving as a member of the UMKC Staff Council and the Bloch Social Committee.

Joanna DavisJoanna Davis

Associate Director of Student Life

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Joanna Davis is the Associate Director of Student Life for the Bloch MBA programs. She manages all aspects of the MBA student experience from orientation to graduation. Joanna helps develop and plan events for the MBA Speaker Series and works closely with faculty to create the Global Immersion Capstone course experience for Intensive Full-Time MBA students.

Before joining the Bloch School, Joanna spent four years in residence life and academic advising at the University of Missouri in Columbia as well as three years as the Student Services Coordinator for University College at UMKC. Prior to that, Joanna worked at South Dakota State University as a Residence Hall Director. Joanna has a BS in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State and an MS in Counseling and Human Resource Development with a specialization in Administration of Student Affairs from South Dakota State. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Social Sciences from UMKC.

Antoinette RedmondAntoinette Redmond

Assistant Director of Admissions

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Antoinette Redmond is the Assistant Director of Admissions for the Bloch MBA programs. She recruits students and serves on the admissions committee for the Intensive Full-Time MBA and Professional (part-time) MBA programs. Prior to working at the Bloch School, Antoinette spent three years as the Multicultural Enrollment Services Coordinator for the UMKC undergraduate admissions office. She is a proud alumna of the Bloch School, having earned her BBA in Management. While an undergraduate student, Antoinette served as a Campus Ambassador. She recently completed a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration at UMKC.

Robin BaerRobin Baer

MBA Programs Office Assistant

418 Bloch Executive Hall

Robin Baer is the Office Assistant for the Bloch MBA programs. She manages the front desk of the MBA Programs suite, schedules advising appointments for current MBA students, and assists with all MBA Programs events. Prior to coming to the Bloch School, Robin spent 20 years as a Publicist in the motion picture industry. She created highly visible promotional events to generate awareness for her clients in the entertainment business including theatrical releases, home entertainment, television, and live stage productions. Robin holds a BS in Music Business from the University of Nebraska - Kearney.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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