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.



Cindy Stofiel – Academic Advisor
M.F.A./M.A. admissions; M.F.A./M.A. financial aid; B.A. backup academic advisor; advise and register, track student records, conduct degree checks, and coordinate exit portfolios; recruiting; campus visit and orientation days; local audition day/schedule New York, Chicago and San Francisco auditions; design and coordinate class schedules; compile faculty vitae/faculty activity reports; NAST coordinator; research data for reports and grants; event planning and setup; guest lecturer requests to dean and Communication F/W lecturers; department communications and marketing; ad sales/trade; complimentary ticket allocation; university website and form assistance for faculty; catalog edits; student handbook, policies, etc.; calendars; database management, including alumni updates; phone and email queries; student ID cards; purchasing department supplies.