• KCU Appoints Individuals to Fill Interim Provost and Dean Posts

    Rushing & Johnston

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 1, 2013) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences recently announced the appointment of interim provost for the University and interim dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Marc B. Hahn, DO, president and chief executive officer, named two University administrators who will serve in these capacities while the University conducts a national search to fill the vacancy created as he assumed his new role of president on July 1.

    Douglas R. Rushing, PhD, has been named interim provost. Rushing has been with the University since 1972. He currently serves as dean of KCUMB’s College of Biosciences and will continue to serve in that capacity.

    G. Michael Johnston, DO, MACOI, has been named interim dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Johnston has served the University since 2000, most recently as senior assistant dean for clinical education and assistant regional dean for the Kansas City region.

    “I have complete confidence in the ability of both Dr. Rushing and of Dr. Johnston to provide KCU with solid academic leadership during this interim period,” Dr. Hahn said. “Each is accomplished in his respective field and has exhibited exemplary professionalism during his tenure at the University.”

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-largest provider of physicians within the state of Missouri, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty and 40 percent in rural areas.


    Posted: 07/01/2013

    Category: Alumni, Faculty, Osteopathic Medicine, General