HMI Faculty: Rick Sommer, MS, LFACHE

Curriculum Vitae

A 1984 graduate of the HMI Health Administration program, Rick served in rural hospitals, as an assistant administrator in Nebraska then as CEO at facilities in South Dakota and Ohio. Rick returned to Columbia in 1999, when he accepted a position as a Vice President at Boone Hospital Center, a position from which he retired in 2008. He also retired from the Medical Service Corps in the US Army Reserve as a Lt. Colonel in 1993. Serving now as Executive-in-Residence at HMI, Rick focuses on oversight of student internships and fellowships, Friday Forums and other professional development efforts, as well as alumni relations.