|Motto:||Fides et Labor|
Literal translation: “Faith and Work”. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group
|Established:||Park College 1875|
Park University 2000
|Type:||Private, 4-year, undergraduate, graduate|
|President:||Beverley Byers-Pevitts, Ph. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. Year 1875 ( MDCCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as D.|
|Vice-president:||Michael Droge, Ph. In Academic administration, a dean is a person with significant authority over a specific academic unit or over a specific area of concern or both D.|
|Provost:||Michael Droge, Ph. Provost is the title of a senior Academic administrator at many institutions of Higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent D.|
|Students:||1,250 maximum in Parkville home/12,688 (8% full time) in entire system |
|Sports:||Soccer, baseball, basketball, cross country, track & field, volleyball, golf, softball|
|Colors:||Canary and Wine (gold and burgundy)|
|Affiliations:||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Park University is an independent, private institution of higher education, established in 1875 as a small church-related Midwestern college that has now expanded into a electronic learning institution and provider of education courses for the U.S. military. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" Parkville is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Piracy is Robbery committed at sea or sometimes on shore without a commission from a sovereign Nation (as distinct from Privateering The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA, also referred to as North Central, is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Higher education is Education that is provided by universities, vocational universities, Community colleges Liberal arts colleges Electronic learning (or e-Learning or eLearning) is a type of education where the medium of instruction is computer technology The United States Armed Forces are the overall unified military forces of the United States
It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA, also referred to as North Central, is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the Its core values are:
The flagship campus of Park University is located in Parkville, Missouri. Parkville is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The Park University Graduate School is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages There are 43 campuses in 21 U.S. states including three campuses in the Kansas City area (Downtown Kansas City, Independence and Parkville) and a campus center in Austin, Texas. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Most of the satellite campuses are on or near United States Air Force bases and share quarters with other businesses/organizations. A satellite campus is a Campus of a College or University that is physically detached from the main university or college area
The school which was originally called Park College was founded in 1875 by John A. McAfee on land donated by George S. Park with its initial structure being the stone hotel Park owned on the bluff above the Missouri River. George Shepherd Park (October 28 1811–June 6 1890 was a Texas War of Independence hero and founder of Parkville Missouri, Park University and
The original concept called for students to get free tuition and board in exchange for working up to half day in the college’s farm, electrical shop or printing plant. According to the terms of the arrangement if the “Parkville Experiment” did not work out within five years, the college grounds were to revert to Park. 
There were 17 students in the first school year. McAfee led until his death in 1890. His son Lowell M. McAfee became the second president of Park until stepping down in 1913. The first international student at Park University arrived in 1880 from Japan.
The defining landmark of the campus is Mackay Hall, named after Carroll County, Illinois banker Duncan Mackay who donated $25,000 in materials for the structure shortly before his death. Carroll County is a County located in the US state of Illinois.  The building was constructed using limestone mined on the campus grounds and built with the labor of students. Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 Construction began in 1883 and was finished by 1893. Today the building is the main focal point of the campus and dominates the hillside, overlooking the town of Parkville. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of
For several years the school was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church but it no longer has that affiliation.
The college has had a relationship with the military since 1889. However, the relationship was greatly expanded in 1972 with the Military Resident Center System. 
Park’s total enrollment has exploded from its small base since 1996 when it first began offering online courses. 
In 2000 it was renamed Park University.
Civic engagement has been a University priority since its inception. More recently, Park students have raised funds for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea Earthquake that occurred at 005853 UTC on December 26 2004 with an Epicentre off the west coast of Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States Park established an International Center for Civic Engagement in 2005. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Park University is a member institution of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics ( NAIA) seeks to fully integrate life academics sport and fitness into the higher education environment The Women's Soccer Team has made national championship tournament appearances in four years (1994, 1996, 2002, and 2003) and finished as national runner-up in 1994. The Men's Soccer Team has made national championship tournament appearances in four years (1962, 1984, 2002, and 2003). Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Park University actively supports the NAIA Champions of Character program, which was established to instill an understanding of character values in sport and provide practical tools for student-athletes, coaches and parents to use in modeling exemplary character traits.