Medical center names new leadership team
KU Medical Center has announced a new leadership team that
will take over upon the retirement of Donald Hagen Dec. 31.
Barbara Atkinson, dean of the School of Medicine and executive vice chancellor-designate
of the KU Medical Center, said major changes will include the promotion
of Karen Miller, who will add senior vice chancellor of academic and
student affairs to her current title of dean of the schools of nursing
and allied health.
Reporting to Miller will be Allen Rawitch, vice chancellor of academic
affairs and dean of graduate studies, and Dorothy Knoll, dean of student
Joan Hunt, who is currently senior associate dean of research and graduate
education for the School of Medicine, will now also be vice chancellor
for research and
president of KU Medical Center’s Research Institute. Thomas Noffsinger,
who will retire June 30, will continue to hold the title of vice chancellor for
research administration until that date.
Shelley Gebar will assume the title of chief of staff and will continue
to serve as senior associate dean of operations and administration
for the School of Medicine
and chief operating officer of Kansas University Physicians, Inc.
Ed Phillips, will continue as vice chancellor for administration, and
David Adkins will continue as vice chancellor of external affairs.
All five positions will
report to Atkinson.
The organizational structures within the campus’s four schools, allied
health, medicine, nursing and graduate studies, will remain the same.
The position of executive vice chancellor of the KU Medical Center
reports directly to Chancellor Robert Hemenway.