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Portrait of Lori Vitale

Lori Vitale

Assistant Dean for Administration and Assessment

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute

B.S., Journalism
B.A., History, University of Missouri-Columbia
M.A., Higher Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Lori Vitale joined The Graduate School in 2014. It is her responsibility to serve as liaison with the state of Missouri and the Higher Learning Commission. Previously, she worked in higher education for 14 years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Research College of Nursing.

Vitale holds a Bachelor of Journalism in News-Editorial and a B.A. in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has a master’s degree and an education specialist degree in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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