Kansas City University has named Dr. Richard Schooler as vice president of the Farber-McIntire Campus in Joplin.
Schooler will provide strategic leadership and alignment for the Joplin Medical School campus and assist in coordinating community relations, philanthropic efforts, clinical services, research and academic support, as well as certain day-to-day operations, university officials said in an announcement. this week .
Schooler has nearly 40 years of experience as a physician, health care executive, principal, and community leader in the region. Most recently, he was dean of the School of Health Sciences at Missouri Southern State University. He served from 2013 to 2016 as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Freeman Health System, where he also previously served as chief medical officer, chief medical officer and director of medical education.
Before moving into healthcare administration, Schooler ran an ob/gyn practice in Joplin for nearly 20 years. He is a 1980 graduate of the KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine and received the KCU Alumni Service Award in 2015.
“We are fortunate to have a leader of Dr. Schooler’s caliber to help drive growth at our Joplin campus,” KCU President and CEO Dr. Marc B. Hahn said in a statement. “He is uniquely qualified to fill this role at this pivotal moment in our university’s history. He has the experience, expertise and reputation to serve as one of KCU’s ambassadors to our greater Joplin community”.