Mike Magnusson joined UMKC in November of 2014 after spending the previous seven years at the University of Kansas. Magnusson will serve as the assistant athletics director of development and work to procure and mantain coorporate sponsorships for the 'Roos.
While at KU, Magnusson managed marketing for the Williams Education Fund, assisted donors as an account representative, and oversaw operations of football club seating.
Magnusson earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas in 2008 and a master's from KU in 2010. He was an assistant in the athletics department as a student. He was also a pro shop assistant at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.
Magnusson was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa and attended Blue Valley High School in Stilwell, Kan. He played on the school's tennis team. In his free time, he actively participates in golf, tennis and bicycling. He and his wife, Ashley, live in Overland Park, Kan.