Meet Dr. Gail Kist-Kline | fadedRED

March 6, 2019


Throughout Gail’s life, she has intentionally answered the call to serve others, and to amplify the voices of people who are making a difference.


Dr. Kist-Kline earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Master of Science degree in Health Enhancement and Exercise Science, and Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, all from Miami University.  


Before accepting the position of President of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. Kist-Kline spent over three decades as an educator in Ohio. She has had titles such as teacher, faculty member, and administrator at Miami University. Adding to this list, Dr. Kist-Kline was the Assistant Principal in the Lakota Local Schools, Principal at St. Joseph Consolidated School and Princeton City Schools, Curriculum Coordinator at Princeton City Schools, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Wyoming City Schools, and most recently, the Superintendent of Mason City Schools (the largest high school in Ohio).


Dr. Kist-Kline is currently the Immediate Past President of the Miami University (Oxford) Alumni Association, and has served her alma mater in a variety of capacities for many years. She served on the Board of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences from 2012-2017, is a current member of Grant Us Hope Board (a non-profit focused on reducing teen suicide), a 2018 DePaul Christo Rey Board member, and a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 36.  


Dr. Kist-Kline and her husband, Dr. Keith Kline, have two grown children and one grandchild. Quinten Kist-Kline resides in Chicago, and Allyson Cassidy and her husband, John, live in Columbus with their son, Tommy.  


Don't miss Gail's upcoming letter to her former self (March 13) and her appearance on the fadedRED Podcast (March 20)!

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