Serving the School in Many Ways

IF YOU’VE HAD any recent dealings with the School of Dentistry, there’s a good chance you crossed paths with new staff member Audriana Bruno, administrative coordinator for alumni affairs and continuing education. Her title only hints at her varied duties, which also involve her in fundraising and the Midwest Dental Conference.

“I joined the school Jan. 1, and it has been interesting working in so many areas,” she said at the beginning of the fall semester. “I’ve been busy lining up the exhibit hall and speakers for the dental conference. I do some of our social media, too.”

To take the job at UMKC, Bruno moved to Kansas City from her native Florida, where she had returned to work after college. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Loyola-Chicago in new and digital media.

“I worked in higher education before, in alumni affairs and fundraising at the University of South Florida’s medical school,” she said. “And I knew something about living in the Midwest from college. So staying in health care and moving to Kansas City has worked well for me.”