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How long does it take to become a chiropractor? What jobs can I get with a Human Biology degree? Does CUKC have online health degrees?

You’ve got questions about your future and we have the answers. To find out everything you need to know about Cleveland life, from course planning to housing questions, to online degrees, we’ve got teams of admissions advisors and student ambassadors who are ready and able to help you. Get to know these great people by reading their bios below.

Caroline Bequette

Caroline Bequette

Titles: Admissions Advisor
Biography:

Hi! I am Caroline Bequette, and I am an admissions advisor for Cleveland University-Kansas City. I graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. degree in hospitality management. I am originally from St. Louis, but I have been in Kansas City for the past three years, and I love it more every day. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking, eating and exploring KC. I am here to assist you with your educational goals, and I look forward to helping you become a member of the Cleveland Family!”

Melissa Denton

Melissa Denton

Titles: Director of Admissions
Biography:

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.

Nikola Glasgow

Nikola Glasgow

Titles: Admissions Assistant
Biography:

Hi, my name is Nikola Glasgow, and I am the admissions assistant for the Office of Admissions at Cleveland University-Kansas City. I began working in higher education in November 2008, and that is when I knew that a career in education was right for me. I am currently attending school to complete my bachelor’s degree (my major is undecided at this time) and I hope to be done with my degree by Spring 2018. I am super excited to be a part of such a great admissions team, and I look forward to talking with and assisting you throughout your time here at Cleveland.

Angela Hughes

Angela Hughes

Titles: Admissions Advisor
Biography:

Hello! I am Angela Hughes, and I am an admissions advisor for Cleveland University-Kansas City. I am a hometown girl and the first time I lived away from home was when I went to college in Jefferson City, MO at Lincoln University, where I graduated with a B.S. degree in liberal arts and history. Beyond that, I also have a Masters of Arts in organizational leadership. I have been in higher education since 2007 and my motto is “Education is one thing that can never be taken away from you.” I am a wife, a mom, a granddaughter, a daughter, a big sister, a niece and a cousin. I have a large family and we are very close, and outside of a few close friends, family makes up my friend circle. I am excited to be a part of the Cleveland family and I look forward to partnering with you on your educational journey.

TJ Slater

TJ Slater

Titles: Admissions Advisor
Biography:

Hello, my name is TJ Slater and I am an admissions advisor for Cleveland University-Kansas City. I received my associate degree in health & beauty management, and earned my Bachelor of Science in management from National American University. I have worked in academia since 2013, and have developed a passion for higher education. I am now at the halfway mark in the completion of my master's in management degree in higher education, and I am excited about what the future holds for health sciences. I enjoy spending time with my family and celebrating life (food is usually involved, lol). I look forward to working with you and assisting with your transition to Cleveland!


Amy Strathman

Amy Strathman

Titles: Admissions Advisor
Biography:

Hello, my name is Amy Strathman and I am an admissions advisor for Cleveland University-Kansas City. I graduated in 1991 from the University of Kansas with a B.S. degree in education, majoring in exercise science. Kansas City has always been my home, and I think the Midwest is an excellent place to live, work and raise a family. I have known chiropractic my entire life. I received my first chiropractic adjustment at two days old while my father was finishing his D.C. degree. My brother is a chiropractor and currently practices just north of the Kansas City metro area. I have over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and customer service and I am looking forward to partnering with you on your journey here at Cleveland.

Erica Wagner

Erica Wagner

Titles: Admissions Coordiinator
Biography:

Hi, I am Erica Wagner and I am the admissions coordinator for Cleveland University-Kansas City. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a hotel and restaurant management degree, and I also have an associate degree in culinary arts. I am originally from Texas, and lived in Arizona and Washington before moving to Kansas City. I am a very creative person and love any type of visual art. As an athlete growing up, health and wellness was extremely important to me and now has become a major part of who I am. I am a certified personal trainer and wellness/holistic health coach. Therefore, naturally I am an advocate for chiropractic care. In my free time I practice yoga, run 5Ks, kayak, hike, paint, cook extravagant dinners for my friends, and find as much time as possible to be with my family.

Lexa Watroba

Lexa Watroba

Titles: Senior Admissions Advisor
Biography:

Hello. My name is Lexa Watroba, and I am a senior admissions advisor at Cleveland University-Kansas City. I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and I graduated with a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and an M.S. degree in counseling psychology from Chatham University. I enjoy educating college students about the importance of health and wellness, and I strive to practice that philosophy outside of work too. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my yorkie, Gracie. I look forward to talking to you more and helping you achieve your educational goals at CUKC!

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Cleveland University-Kansas City

10850 Lowell Avenue, 2nd Floor
Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Telephone: (913) 234-0744
(800) 467-CCKC (2252)

FAX: (913) 234-0906

E-mail: admissions@cleveland.edu

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM