John Raymond named president of Wisconsin Medical College
The Medical College of Wisconsin
June 3, 2010
John R. Raymond, MD, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), has been named President and CEO of The Medical College of Wisconsin. Linda T. Mellowes, Chairman of the Medical College’s Board of Trustees, announced that Dr. Raymond will assume office as the Medical College’s sixth president on July 1.
Dr. Raymond was selected by the Medical College’s Trustees to succeed T. Michael Bolger, JD, who will retire on June 30 after serving nearly 20 years as president and CEO. Bolger will assume the title and office of president emeritus.
“The possibilities and potential for The Medical College of Wisconsin are without bounds,” said Mellowes. “John Raymond is an energetic and exceptional leader who will inspire collaboration and build on the Medical College’s record of accomplishments.”
In accepting the Trustees’ offer to become President and CEO, Dr. Raymond said, “The Medical College of Wisconsin has dynamism, and I welcome the tremendous opportunity to lead an outstanding clinical, research and educational enterprise that is growing rapidly in scope, stature and prominence.”
Dr. Raymond has served since 2003 as Chief Academic and Research Officer for the public, freestanding medical university in South Carolina. MUSC is an academic medical center comprised of six health sciences colleges and a university-owned hospital and medical practice with an annual budget exceeding $2 billion. The university conducts more than $200 million in funded research.
“Complex institutions like The Medical College of Wisconsin require a visionary leader with extensive knowledge of academic medicine and research,” said Steven J. Smith, immediate Past Chairman of the Medical College’s Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee. “John Raymond has the wisdom, passion, and determination to help the Medical College achieve its next level of greatness.” Smith is Chairman, CEO and President of Journal Communications, Inc.