President's Communications

Message from the President: Welcome to the New Academic Year!

Jul 15, 2021
Dear KCU Community, Welcome to the new academic year! With orientation activities in full swing this week for our College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of...

Osteopathic Medicine: The Whole-Person and Community-Based Focus for Medical Care

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Mar 26, 2021

In the United States, colleges of osteopathic medicine have long trained medical students through a philosophy of holistic patient care and a strong commitment to service. 

Message from the President: Community Vaccine Update

Jan 30, 2021
Dear KCU Faculty, Staff and Students, KCU is assisting the KCMO and Joplin Health Departments, the Missouri National Guard and our clinical partners in efforts...

Message from the President: Words Matter

Jan 8, 2021
Dear KCU Community, The Constitution of the United States — the foundation of our democracy — came under attack on Wednesday when a violent mob...

Message from the President: Look To Count Our Blessings

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Nov 25, 2020
Dear KCU Community, As we approach this holiday season amidst the backdrop of a severely worsening pandemic, the notion of being thankful may seem somewhat...

Message from the President: Remain United on Civility, Decency and Compassion

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Nov 2, 2020
To Our Campus Community: We continue to show great strength as a campus community, united in protecting the health and well-being of one another. Last...

Message from the President: Battle Between Science and Politics is Costing Us A Timely Victory

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Oct 8, 2020
Dear KCU Community, As our country’s battle with the pandemic wages on, I want to thank all the members of our KCU family for continuing to follow the...

Message from the President: Remembering 9/11

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Sep 11, 2020

Today, we offer a solemn remembrance of the worst terrorist attack ever waged on U.S. soil. We reflect upon the 2,977 lives lost and upon so many other victims who continue to suffer 19 years later as a result of this horrific day in our country’s history. 

Be a patriot and wear a mask

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Jul 4, 2020
Dr. Hahn wrote a timely op-ed piece for the Joplin Globe, republished here.  As a veteran and a former U.S. Army physician, Independence Day is important...

February 2020: From the Desk of the President

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Feb 27, 2020
Read biography | Follow @KCUMBpresidentRead about KCU in the News Dear KCU Community, Today, as never before, health sciences universities face ever...

January 2020: From the Desk of the President

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Jan 29, 2020

In January's newsletter, Dr. Hahn shares recent KCU stories about global health, bioinformatics, graduates earning recognition in diabetes research and two KCU librarians' work published in a notable journal.

December 2019: From the Desk of the President

By Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO Dec 20, 2019

In this month's newsletter, Dr. Hahn shares recent KCU successes including promotions, fellowships, diversity competency and STEM Fair.