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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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.

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.

Dr. Cheryl Carpenter-Davis

Dr. Cheryl Carpenter-Davis

VP of Academic Affairs
Ed.D., University of Missouri



Dr. Carpenter-Davis received her doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005. She began her teaching career in physical therapy education in 1991 at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus, and in 1995 at the University of Kansas-Medical Center campus. While she was with the Metropolitan Community College system, Carpenter-Davis held many different positions including faculty, associate dean, and dean of instruction. In addition, she currently serves as a team leader and peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and birdwatching with her husband.

Dr. Carl Cleveland

Dr. Carl Cleveland

President, Professor
B.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College


Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III is a fourth generation doctor of chiropractic, grandson of the founders, and the third president of Cleveland Chiropractic College, now Cleveland University-Kansas City. He is a tireless ambassador for the chiropractic profession as represented by his service history. Having served as president of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges and president of the Council on Chiropractic Education, currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund and the William M. Harris Family Foundation. He is a founding member of the Chiropractic Summit and has served as national spokesperson for the ACA/ICA Alliance for Chiropractic Progress. Dr. Cleveland III teaches Foundations in Philosophy and Science of Chiropractic.

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