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Dr. Brian McKiernan

Class of 1976

Brian McKiernan is a life-long resident of Kansas City, Kansas and the Donnelly neighborhood. After concluding his studies at Donnelly, he moved to the University of Kansas where he earned a BS in Journalism, a BS in Physical Therapy and a PhD in Physiology.

For the past 31 years, Dr. McKiernan has taught physical and occupational therapy students at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Rockhurst University and the University of St. Mary.

Since April of 2011, Dr. McKiernan has served as a Commissioner for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas representing District 2.

Dr. McKiernan has been active in the Cathedral of St. Peter parish and at Bishop Ward high school in a variety of roles over the years including music ministry at Sunday Mass.

"I absolutely received an excellent education at Donnelly that laid the academic foundation for all that I have earned and accomplished since. It was at Donnelly that I more fully grasped the importance of acting in service of others and using my education to benefit my community as much as possible."