Eugene A. Gilchrist was appointed Executive Director of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in September, 2012. He joined MRMC from Louisville, Kentucky where he served for eight years as Associate Vice President for Health Affairs, functioning as the chief of staff for the UofL Academic Health Center.
Gene began his career in New York State where he was Staff Director for the New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education and served as adjunct faculty in Public Administration for Russell Sage College for several years.
In 1980 Gene was appointed Associate Vice President for Financial Management at the University at Albany where he was part of a team that initiated and refined planning and budgeting in higher education. After serving twelve years at Albany he was appointed Vice President of Administrative Affairs at St. Cloud State University. In 2001 he joined the staff at Louisville first as Assistant to the President and then moving on to his role in the academic health center.
Dr. Gilchrist received the B.A. from the State University College at Plattsburgh and was awarded the Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University at Albany. He has been very active in civic life having served in numerous Board leadership roles with the United Way in St. Cloud and Louisville, the Visiting Nurses of Albany, the St. Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership, the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, the Louisville Fund for the Arts, and several Boards in the area of addictions including the New York State Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions.