The mission of UMKC Career Services is to empower students and alumni to successfully develop, evaluate and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment. In addition, Career Services embraces diversity in all forms and strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment.


Phone: 816-235-1636
Fax: 816-235-5156

Office Hours

UMKC Career Services Main Office
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Atterbury Student Success Center
5000 Holmes, 2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64110

Walk-In Hours 
Monday – Friday: 10 am – noon


Scott Crawford, Director

Scott joined UMKC Career Services in 2017, but has worked in the Career Services field his entire career, at Wabash College, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, Adrian College, Wichita State University and Valdosta State University. At UMKC, in addition to his Director role, Scott also serves as the office liaison with the College of Arts and Sciences. His M.Ed in Higher Education, Student Personnel and BSBA Human Resources Management are both from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Scott serves as the liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences.


Janet Dexter, Fiscal Officer

Janet Dexter has been with UMKC Career Services since February 1996. She is the Fiscal Officer for the department. Janet coordinates and plans special events for our office.


Daniel Folk, Coordinator

Daniel Folk has been with UMKC Career Services since Fall 2014 as a Career Counseling Intern and joined the office full time in May 2016. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and recently completed the Mental Health Track of the UMKC Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance Program. His broad interest is to assist students and alumni with their career exploration/development needs. This includes career counseling, assessment, resume development, interviewing and job search skills. Daniel also serves as the liaison for the  School of Biological Sciences, the College of Education, the Conservatory and University College.


LaRae Vowiell, Employer Relations Coordinator

LaRae Vowiell received a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in mental health from UMKC. LaRae connects with academic units, employers and nonprofits to develop internship and employment opportunities for UMKC students and alumni. She provides career development and counseling on an individual basis. LaRae also assists with resumes and coverletters, job and internship search skills and interviewing. She serves as the liaison to the School of Computing and Engineering and the School of Graduate Studies.