Meet our Departments
Find contact information for each of our departments and areas within Academic and Student Affairs.
- Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
- Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
- Counseling and Educational Support Services
- A.R. Dykes Library
- Faculty Affairs and Career Development
- International Programs
- Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
- Kirmayer Fitness Center
- Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Studies
- Student Financial Aid
- Student Health Services
- Student Life
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Counseling and Educational Support Services
A.R. Dykes Library
Faculty Affairs and Career Development
Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
The Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research has worked with Universities across the country and beyond to provide reviewes and Interprofesssional Consultation of Interprofessional programing and Interprofessional Center development. If you are interested in working with our highly skilled team please contact Serra Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristy Johnston, MSW, was selected in January 2012 to serve as the director for the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research program at KU Medical Center. She is responsible for leading the Interprofessional Education program planning teams, driving the strategic goals and managing overall program budget and struture. Johnston works collaboratively with the interprofessional education and simulation teams and executive leaders to identify program components and drive the strategic vision for the program.
Prior to taking on her role in the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research, Johnston spent 13 years as the Vice President of Children's Hospital Knowledge Exchange, a learning collaborative for Children's Hospital Association formerly known as CHCA.
Johnston received her master's of social work degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and a bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in education from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.
Kirmayer Fitness Center
M.S. Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
ACSM Personal Trainer
ACE Health Coach
Les Mills BodyPump
RKC Kettlebell Instructor
M.S. Recreation and Leisure Service Management
B.S. Exercise Science
Les Mills BodyPump
Kettlebell Lifting Instructor
ACSM Personal Trainer
M.Ed. Exercise Science
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
ACSM Personal Trainer
Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Studies
Student Financial Aid
Student Health Services
Jennifer has been with KUMC Student Health since 2010 and has served as the Nurse Manager in Student Health Services since June, 2012. In addition to her administrative duties, she manages outreach initiatives including the annual flu vaccination drive. In addition, Jennifer assists students with health requirements for enrollment, follow up for blood-borne pathogen exposures and assists with primary care services.
Jennifer is a native of Kansas City and received her BSN from St. Luke's College in Kansas City, MO, where she received both the Academic Excellence and Clinical Excellence awards. Prior to that, she graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Communication Studies from UMKC. Before coming to KUMC, she worked in Occupational Health and Labor & Delivery.
Randy has been with KUMC Student Health Services since July of 2018. Before coming to KUMC, he taught high school Social Studies for 25 years, first in St. Joseph and later in Belton, MO. His desire to continue working with young people led him to the Student Health office, where he serves in an administrative position at the front desk.
Randy is a native of St. Louis, but has lived in Kansas City since 2000. He attended the University of Missouri - Columbia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Geography.
Tee-Ka has been with KUMC Student Health Services since 2014. She serves as the Student Health Manager. She provides various administrative duties, but her main functions requires report development and management of the Student Health Electronic Medical Records system, Point and Click.
Tee-Ka is a native of Inglewood, California, but has lived in the Missouri area since 1997. She
received her MPA in Health Care Administration in 2008. Prior to working at KUMC, she worked in the insurance industry as a Quality Improvement Analyst.
Tayla joined KUMC Student Health Services November 2020. From her love for the healthcare profession to her empathetic nature, she remains steadfast in her abilities and passionate for the practice. Tayla received her BSN from the University of Kansas and graduated summa cum laude.
Rick received his BSN from University of Missouri, Sinclair School of Nursing; and earned his MSN from Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies in Washington, DC.
Rick is a native of Kansas City, MO and has worked as a nurse practitioner for 17 years, over 12 of which have been in college health. Clinical interests include men's health, STI evaluation and treatment, and general primary care.
Stephanie Jernigan is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She has been with Student Health Services since 2002 and has served as director since 2005. She coordinates and provides leadership for Student Health Services as well as working as a nurse practitioner who provides care to students.
She received her BSN from the University of North Carolina in 1992 and her MSN from Duke University in 1997. In addition, she has a biological sciences degree from North Carolina State University. Prior to her current tenure, she worked has worked in family practice and gastroenterology settings as a nurse practitioner. She has also taught in several nurse practitioner programs. Her particular clinical interests include women's health, disordered eating, health behaviors and disease prevention, and stress management