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UCM Foundation

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


Meet Mitch Wheeler

Mitch Wheeler of Overland Park, Kan., is the chief partnership officer of Premier Sports. He graduated from UCM in 1979 with a BS in public relations and business.

Right after college, he worked for the Kansas City Chiefs promotions department for 11 years before he founded MAI Sports, a sports sponsorship and event marketing agency.

After 14 years at MAI Sports, Mitch spent a few years at VML as director of sponsorship services and at the Kansas City Royals as senior director of corporate partnerships. Mitch earned the UCM Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998 and has won several industry awards over the years. His client list has included the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, the Rolling Stones, U.S. Olympic Committee, the Richard Petty Race Team, Coke, Sprint, AMC, Liberty Mutual and many others.

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