Alumni Honorees

Mary Katherine KrauseMary Katherine Krause

B.S. Biological Sciences, 1990


Mary Katherine Krause is Associate Vice President, University Relations, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She manages the imaging and branding of Rush University and also serves as an Assistant Professor of Health Systems Management, teaching a “professional skills” course that prepares health science students for successful careers. 

She and her teams are recipients of numerous honors, including a “Leadership Award for Innovation” to the Rush University Simulation Laboratory by the Chicago Health Executives Forum and a “Freddie” Award to The CHEST Foundation for an “Issues & Ethics” product by the Time Warner Medical Film Awards Program.
Krause has achieved the highest standard of professional development in the field of healthcare administration as a board certified Fellow in Health Care Management by the American College of Health Care Executives. She received her M.S. in Health Systems Management from Rush University and holds a Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Care Ethics. A Certificate of Fund Raising Management from DePaul University prepared Krause to write grants, secure funding, and implement and manage programs valued at more than $2 million.

A past President of the Near West Cook Chapter of Women in Management, Krause is the recipient of the Women in Management Chapter Board Member of the Year Award, the Chapter Woman of Achievement Award, and the National Charlotte Danstrom Woman of Achievement Award in the category of “academia.”