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UCM Foundation

Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8000
Toll Free: 866.752.7257


Meet Traci Via

Since being named director of alumni and constituent relations, Traci Via of Blue Springs, Mo., has reconnected with her alma mater and met alumni throughout the United States.

Traci received a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from UCM in 1991 and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Before joining UCM in 2012, she started and operated a marketing and advertising agency and worked as a senior media consultant for Time Warner Cable. Traci has held several leadership and volunteer roles in Blue Springs, including the City Council, Parks Commission, Community Services League and Chamber of Commerce. In addition to being a founding member of the Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation, she was honored in 2005 as the Blue Springs Business Person of the Year.

She and her husband, Dan, have two children, Megan and Miller.

Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $20,000 for social work senior scholarship
  • $11,054 for Mules Golf
  • $14,762 to KMOS
  • $450,000 charitable gift annuity to benefit art department
  • $15,275 in-kind gift for art department
  • $10,000 for Mules Baseball
  • $10,701 for GA Athletic Training
  • $12,000 to Wrestling Practice Room Construction
  • $33,300 to female agriculture scholarship