Jack Newman Elected Chairman of Benedictine College Board

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jack Newman, former executive vice president at Cerner Corporation and founder of Jack Newman Advisory Services, was elected chairman of the Benedictine College Board of Directors during its June 8 meeting on the college campus in Atchison, Kan.  Newman follows Jim O’Brien, who retired from the board following 18 years of service, 8 as chairman.  Newman served on the Advisory Board for the Benedictine College School of Business for four years before joining the college’s Board of Directors in 2007.

“Jack has been an outstanding Board member and we look forward to him bringing his passion for Benedictine College and his leadership ability to the role of Chair,” said Stephen D. Minnis, president of Benedictine College.

Newman was with Cerner from January 1996 through June 2008.  In his role as Executive Vice President, among other responsibilities, he served as the primary senior executive charged with establishing and overseeing relationships with Cerner’s largest domestic clients.

Prior to joining Cerner, Newman spent 22 years with KPMG, 14 as Partner, the last four of which he was National Partner in charge of the firm’s Health Care Strategy Practice. In that capacity he oversaw KPMG’s services nationwide in delivering financial analysis, strategy development and merger/acquisition services to health care providers. Through his consulting business, Newman currently provides facilitation and advisory services to companies in all sectors.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in 1970 from St. Benedict’s College, now Benedictine College. He also holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and is a CPA. In addition to the Benedictine College Board, he currently serves as a board member for the following organizations:

  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Enterprise Bank and Trust Legal Board, St. Louis, Missouri – NASDAQ listed
  • Entertainment Properties Trust, Kansas City, MO – NYSE listed
  • Hallbrook Country Club (Treasurer), Leawood, Kansas

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.