Administration

Dr. Cleveland with administration at his presidential table in his office

Committed management led by a pioneering president

The administration team of Cleveland University-Kansas City is led by Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president, a fourth-generation chiropractor and the grandson of the founders. He is joined by a staunchly committed group of executives, who are at the forefront of fulfilling the university's pledge to be the difference in health care.

Use the directory below for biographical information on the university's administrative team.

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Dr. Steve Agocs

Dr. Steve Agocs

Assistant Dean of Chiropractic Education
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic



Dr. Agocs is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Palmer College of Chiropractic. He joined Cleveland in 2007 and is a clinician in the outpatient clinic. Agocs teaches History of Chiropractic and Technique Systems, Thompson Technique and Gonstead Technique, and he also serves as the lead clinician at the Kansas City CARE Clinic. He is certified in Thompson Technique, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, FAKTR-PM and Fascial Movement Taping. Agocs also teaches chiropractic adjusting technique and Fascial Movement Taping at the postgraduate level both nationally and internationally.

Alex Bach

Alex Bach

VP of Enrollment Management
B.S., DeVry University
M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management


Alex Bach serves as the Vice President of Enrollment Management for Cleveland University-Kansas City. His background includes more than 20 years of experience in various marketing, technical and leadership roles. Prior to joining Cleveland, he worked for Concorde Career College, Grantham University, Sprint Nextel and within the creative agency environment. He has worked with numerous local, national and multinational clients, including Wal-Mart, Dollar/Thrifty Car Rental, CST Industries, Farmland Foods and the University of Pennsylvania. A United States Marine Corps veteran and former non-traditional student, Bach holds a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Dr. D. Clark Beckley

Dr. D. Clark Beckley

VP of Campus and Alumni Relations
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College


Dr. Beckley is a 1975 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City. In his role as vice president of campus and alumni relations, Beckley interacts with various campus constituencies, including students, faculty, alumni and the external community. The Office of Campus and Alumni Relations is responsible for the oversight of Student Services, Alumni Services and Post Graduate Education and Facilities Management.

Jalonna Bowie

Jalonna Bowie

Director of Campus and Alumni Relations
B.S.W., Fort Hays State University


Jalonna Bowie is the director of campus and alumni relations, and has been with Cleveland University-Kansas City since 2004. She received a bachelor's in social work from Fort Hays State University in 2002. Bowie is a key contact for CUKC alums, and serves as the lead coordinator for CUKC Homecoming and continuing education offerings for Cleveland alumni. Bowie also plays an integral role in many campus events for current students. She organizes a variety of social activities, serves as the host of new student orientation, provides assistance with graduation, and offers guidance to students about insurance options, counseling services, day care and fitness center enrollment.

Carol Brewer

Carol Brewer

Assistant to the President
B.S., MidAmerica Nazarene University

Carol Brewer received a B.A. in management and human resources from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2013. She joined the executive offices at Cleveland University-Kansas City in 2018, where she supports the university president and other senior administrators. Her role includes communicating with students, coordinating and organizing events and meetings on behalf of the president, as well as compiling and maintaining a variety of meeting minutes as assigned. In her free time, Brewer enjoys serving on the board of the Jared Coones Planning Committee. Named for her nephew, the committee has hosted an annual 5k run since 1999 to raise money for several organizations that provided assistance to Jared during his battle with leukemia.

Simone Briand

Simone Briand

Library Director
B.S., University of Kansas
M.S., Florida International University
M.L.S., University of Missouri


Simone Briand received a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas, and an M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Florida International University in Miami. She earned a Master's in Library Science from the University of Missouri in 2010, and currently serves as the director of the Ruth R. Cleveland Memorial Library at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC). Her previous library experience includes New York Medical College, the State University of New York at Purchase, and her hometown public library in western Kansas during her high school years. She has been with CUKC for more than 14 years and loves working with students and faculty. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing, poetry open mics, music of all kinds, coffee shops, reading and road trips.

Caprice Calamaio

Caprice Calamaio

Director of Financial Aid


Caprice Calamaio, director of financial aid, ensures that student financial aid is processed efficiently and accurately. Cleveland University-Kansas City has been approved to offer Title IV funds through the U.S. Department of Education. Caprice and her staff look forward to working with all students to make the financial aid process easy as pie.

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