Administrative Staff

UMKC’s Theatre department could not function without our administrative staff members. Together, they keep the department running like clockwork so that students and faculty can focus on what they do best: making great theatre.


Sharon Pflughaupt – Business Support Specialist

Graduate teaching assistant/faculty new-hire authorizations and hire packets; arrangements for guest directors; travel arrangements such as ground transportation, airfare and hotel accommodations; payroll, PAFs and contracts; ProCard statements and travel reimbursement; reconciliation of payroll and budget accounts; budget tracking, checks and analysis; payroll forecasting reports; bill payment; facility management, copy machine maintenance, Genessee Building maintenance, work orders and key requests.


Helen Perry – Graduate Academic Advisor

Helen Perry is the Student Services Manager at the UMKC Conservatory.  She earned her BA in Psychology and her MA in Educational Administration degrees from UMKC.  Given the chance, she loves to travel, swim or ski!

  • Oversee the Advising Office
  • Class schedule (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Student grades (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Orientation
  • Graduate advising, graduate commencement, graduate grades


Wayne Nagy – Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Wayne Nagy is the undergraduate advisor at the UMKC Conservatory. He earned a BA in Music from the University of Central Missouri, a Master’s in trumpet performance from Bowling Green State University, and did additional graduate studies in trumpet performance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  • Undergraduate advising
  • Undergraduate graduation processes
  • Student orientations
  • New and transfer student support