Perhaps it is not the proper sort of image to associate with a medical school, but they are dropping like flies at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the proposed partner for Missouri Southern State University in developing a medical school in Joplin.
The firings began with the dismissal of longtime University President Karen Pletz, who worked with MSSU President Bruce Speck on the idea of a Joplin campus for KCUMB. The Kansas City Business Journal reports Steve Hale, KCUMB Internal audit/grant specialist has been fired. Including Ms. Pletz and Hale, six people have been fired as the result of the university's internal investigation, though no one is saying what it is being investigated.
No connection has been mentioned between the firings and the MSSU situation, but recent media reports have made it look very much like Ms. Pletz was keeping her board in the dark about numerous items, including the Joplin medical school.