Troutwine appointed administrative chief of staff

Alison Troutwine
Alison Troutwine

The School of Medicine has announced the appointment of Alison Troutwine as administrative chief of staff. She will as­­sume her new role on March 1, 2015.

Troutwine has served as the executive staff assistant to the dean since 2013. She succeeds Melvin Davis, the current administrative chief of staff, who announced his retirement effective the end of February 2015.

In making the announcement, the Dean’s Office said the School of Medicine is extremely fortunate to have Troutwine, who has the background to coordinate the level of administrative tasks and provide the necessary support to the dean in a manner that will continue to move the school forward strategically.

Prior to joining UMKC, Troutwine worked for five years as a business manager in the Department of Surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her role there has provided her with the foundation necessary to interact effectively with both clinical and academic faculty.