Kenneth Mellard, MA, MBA

Director of Leadership Development, Helzberg School of Management Leadership Studies


Office: Conway 336

MBA, Rockhurst University, 1986
M.Ed., with Distinction, Boston College, 1976
B.A., Rockhurst University, 1975

Real-world Experience
President/owner, Cypress Group LLC, 2004-2013

President, principal owner, PRG, Inc., 1990-2004

Managing director, VHA Physician Services, Inc., 1987-90

President, St. Luke's Health Ventures, Inc., 1985-87

Associate executive director/assistant director, St. Luke's Hospital, 1981-84

Instructor, Rockhurst High School, University of St. Mary, 1978-80

Civic and Community Service Activities
Mellard serves in leadership roles within a number of local boards, including Christo Rey High School, University of St. Mary, Notre Dame de Sion, Johnson County Community College and many more. Throughout his career, he has also served on the Rockhurst University Board of Regents, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph School board, Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas board, and many others. 

Personal Interests
Mellard enjoys reading history, biographies and literature. He also loves golf and running. His hobbies include landscape gardening and travel.