Alumni Relations Manager
Phone: 816-932-1242 Mobile: 816-645-8559
Solissa McKay joined Kauffman Scholars, Inc. (KSI) in January 2013. She currently serves as the alumni relations manager, where she manages the Kauffman Alumni network while also creating opportunities for alumni impacted by the KSI scholarship to stay connected to the Kauffman Foundation and Kansas City community at large. Additionally, Solissa supervises the Kauffman Scholar Alumni Council and works in tandem with KSI’s career development coordinator to provide career and professional development opportunities for both scholars and alumni.
Prior to joining KSI, Solissa worked as an academic advisor for a local university and also taught middle school communication studies and world geography at an area charter school. Solissa holds a bachelor’s of arts in middle school education, a state certification in English and history (grades 5-9) and a master’s in higher education administration, with both degrees from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC).
Solissa currently serves on the board of directors for Scoula Vita Nuova Charter School in northeast Kansas City and is an active member of the UMKC School of Education alumni board.