Vice Chairman for the Coordinating Board for Higher Education Mike Thomson and Steven M. Schieber, Chief Executive Officer for the Critical Access Region of the St. Luke’s Health System will give the commencement addresses at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri on May 11, 2019. Chairman Thomson will speak at the 9:00 a.m. morning ceremony and Mr. Schieber will be the 1:00 p.m. afternoon speaker. Both ceremonies will take place at the Ketcham Community Center on the NCMC campus near downtown Trenton.
Steven M. Schieber, MBA, FACMPE, FACHE was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Hedrick Medical Center of Saint Luke’s Health System in September 2015, and Chief Executive Officer for Wright Memorial Hospital in August 2018. In January of 2019, he was named CEO overall critical access hospitals for Saint Luke’s Health System. Steve joined Saint Luke’s in 2012 as Director of Regional Development, tasked with supporting all Saint Luke’s critical access hospitals in the expansion of services they provide to communities. Steve’s responsibilities also included coordinating the distribution of Saint Luke’s Health System services throughout SLHS’s 60 county secondary service area.
Prior to joining Saint Luke’s, Steve held leadership roles with Mosaic Life Care for 15 years, most recently serving as Vice President of Mosaic’s Management Service Organization. Steve began his professional career working in the banking industry, with his roles including Assistant Vice President of UMB Bank NA.
Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Steve has completed a fellowship with The Advisory Board.
Steve has contributed to the community through multiple roles. He currently serves on several local community boards. Steve served as past president of the board of directors for the Great Northwest Day at the Capitol and Leadership Northwest Missouri. He is a former board member of the board of directors for the Missouri Rural Health Association and a former member of the Missouri Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Mike, originally from Craig, Missouri, attended college at Northwest Missouri State University where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in
Education. Mike worked in Public School Education for 30 years where he served as a teacher, counselor, administrator, and coach. In 1997, he was honored as the Outstanding Secondary School Guidance Counselor in Missouri. He taught in the Psychology Department at Northwest MO State University and recruited students in the North Missouri area for the University. Mike was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2006 and served as the District 1 Representative until he was termed out at the end of 2014. Mike then served as Marketing and Development Director for the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri until he recently retired.
Mike’s committee assignments and his background experience permitted him to become very active in education issues while in the Legislature. He was Chairman of the House Higher Education Committee for 2 terms and vice-chairman for 1 term. He also served as the Chairman for the Education Appropriations Committee and the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Education.
While in the Legislature, he received many awards, including 2007 The Voice of Missouri Business Award Associated Industries of Missouri; 2008 Friend of Corn Growers Award; 2008 – 2012 Friend of Agriculture Award, Missouri Farm Bureau; 2008 Ed Ailor Memorial Award, Missouri School Counselor Association; 2008-2009 Friend of Education Award, Missouri K-8 Schools Association; 2009 Legislator of the Year Award, Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education; 2009 Distinguished Legislator Award from the Missouri Community College Association; 2010 Friend of Education Award from the Missouri Staff Development Council; the 2010 James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award from the Student Government Association of the University of Central Missouri; the 2011 University of Missouri Presidential Citation Award; the 2012 Outstanding Legislator Award from the Missouri State Teachers Association; and the 2013 Geyer Award from the Missouri Alumni Association for public service to Missouri Higher Education. In 2014, Mike was awarded the Public Service Award from the alumni association at Northwest MO State University for outstanding service to Northwest and Higher Education in the state.
In 2016, Mike was appointed to the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education where he presently serves as Vice Chairman. He is a member of the Missouri Career and Technical Education Advisory Board and recently became Chairman of the Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation group, which is a non-profit organization that provides free confidential consultation and counseling for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Mike resides in Maryville, Missouri with his wife, Nancy. They have two married daughters and four grandchildren.