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Educational Leadership and Human Development

Lovinger Building, Room 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Office Manager: Barb Hicks


A Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development. Our department is a large, diverse unit that serves students pursuing degrees and certification requirements in multiple areas related to education. If you are interested in a career as a school or community counselor, a library media specialist, a school principal or superintendent or a special education teacher or administrator, we have programs that will meet your needs. We are proud of the positive reputation our programs have earned over the years through the dedicated efforts of faculty and staff that place a high priority on using a student-centered approach to preparing quality graduates. You will find more specific information on our various programs and people as you navigate our website. Thank you for your interest in our programs and contact us to let us know how we might assist you.


Joyce Anderson Downing, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Educational Leadership and Human Development