An employee of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation, who also appeared on Netflix’s “Last Chance U,” was arrested Friday in a string of burglaries that occurred over a month in Independence, Kansas, according to police.
Daniel Barwick, 54, was arrested just before 4pm on Friday in the 100 block of Peter Pan Road on charges of committing at least nine burglaries that occurred between December 16 and January 27, the police chief said of Independence Jerry Harrison in a press release.
He was arrested on felony theft charges at the Montgomery County Department of Corrections and is being held on $1,500 bail. According to police records, most of the burglaries occurred at a local Wal-Mart and at least one was against an individual.
In December, the UMKC School of Dentistry announced that Barwick would lead fundraising efforts as director of philanthropic giving and executive director of the Roy J. Rinehart Foundation. The UMKC Foundation, which took over Barwick in October, is a separate non-profit organization from the university.
Barwick also previously led Independence Community College from 2011 until his resignation in 2019. During that time, Barwick and the school were featured in the third and fourth seasons of Netflix’s “Last Chance U,” a docuseries that follows junior college football players on various campuses.
Since late 2018, Barwick has also hosted a podcast called The Mortarboard for higher education administrators. She published a book on small colleges in 2020 and, as of 2021, served as director of development for Indiana State University’s College of Health and Human Services before landing the UMKC position.
Independence Community College did not comment. UMKC said it would not comment further on a “confidential personnel matter”.
Kevin Hardy of The Star contributed to this report.