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      MU School of Health Professions associate dean rises in the ranks

      Kristopher Hagglund, MU's associate dean of the School of Health Professions since 2001, officially begins serving as the new dean on July 1.

      Kristopher Hagglund, MU's associate dean of the School of Health Professions since 2001, officially begins serving as the new dean on July 1.

      "As associate dean, Kristofer has a deep understanding of the School of Health Professions," University of Missouri Provost Brian Foster said. "His leadership in helping create the Master of Public Health program at MU demonstrates his impressive institutional leadership due to his ability to bring together faculty from many colleges and schools across campus."

      Hagglund graduated with a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University. He received a master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

      "I am honored to be asked to serve as the dean of the MU School of Health Professions," Hagglund said. "I consider it a privilege to work with our outstanding faculty, students, staff and alumni. They are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the lives of Missourians as well as people across the nation and world. This commitment of caring and making valuable, lasting improvements to health care is inspiring to us all."