Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ Board of Trustees appointed Marc B. Hahn, DO, as the University’s 14th president and chief executive officer effective July 1, 2013.
Board of Trustees members unanimously selected Dr. Hahn based on his vision for KCUMB and demonstrated leadership during his tenure at the University as executive vice president for academic and medical affairs, provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“Dr. Hahn possesses a great respect among his colleagues in both the health-care field and in academia, and the Board is confident that he will impact the future of KCUMB, taking our institution to new heights,” said Terry Dunn, chairman of KCUMB’s Board of Trustees. “He clearly has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the University’s current state of affairs, its vision for the future, and how to achieve its goal to become a national leader in education, research, clinical practice and service.”
In the short time Dr. Hahn has been at KCUMB, he has made a dramatic impact by moving the University toward achieving several strategic objectives:
• To integrate an expanded curriculum throughout the continuum of the four-year osteopathic medicine educational experience, increasing basic medical sciences in the third and fourth years and clinical sciences in the first and second years;
• To assist students with their long-term debt load by lowering tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year;
• To examine the feasibility of both programmatic and branch campus expansion;
• To shape a Campus Master Plan to be unveiled later this month.
“Together, over the last nine months, we have begun to re-sharpen our focus on students and to define a vision for the future,” Dr. Hahn said. “We are an excellent institution that has greatly impacted the health of our state and region for almost 100 years. We have an impressive story to tell, as well as a very bright future that we will define together.”