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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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 III

Dr. Carl Cleveland III

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.

Marla Cope

Marla Cope

Controller
B.S., Kansas State University


Marla Cope is the controller for Cleveland University-Kansas City, and is responsible for managing the Business Office. She received her B.S. in Finance from Kansas State University in 1979 and began working at Cleveland in 2007. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, golf and bridge.

Dr. Richard Day

Dr. Richard Day

Director of Clinical Operations
B.S., Cleveland Chiropractic College
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College

Dr. Day received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from Cleveland University-Kansas City. He has owned practices in multiple states and currently teaches Ethics & Jurisprudence, and Business. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for the Cleveland University-Kansas City Chiropractic Health Center. Away from work, Day enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters and playing music.

Melissa Denton

Melissa Denton

Director of Admissions
A.A., Highland Community College
B.A., Kansas State University



Hello, I've been with Cleveland University-Kansas City since 1992, and I am currently the director of admissions. I graduated from Kansas State University with a communications, marketing and public relations degree and made the move from Manhattan, Kan., to the Northland in Kansas City to begin my position as an admissions advisor at Cleveland. Today, I manage a team of admissions advisors that work hard to educate and inform a variety of audiences about the University, as well as chiropractic and the health sciences. They enjoy working with students and their families during the admissions process, and they welcome any questions you may have about transitioning to Overland Park and becoming a part of the Cleveland family.

Rachel Eisfelder

Rachel Eisfelder

Director, Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
B.S., Culver-Stockton College
M.O.T., St. Ambrose University
OTR, Registered Occupational Therapist with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)


Rachel Eisfelder received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Culver-Stockton College, and her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from St. Ambrose University. She is a registered occupational therapist with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Her clinical experience has been primarily in mental health, and she has extensive experience working in OTA education. Eisfelder is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the state occupational therapy association. She enjoys singing with the Kansas City Women’s Chorus and spending time with her animals.

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