MidAmerica Nazarene University recognized Daniel D. Rexroth, president and CEO of John Knox Village, for his service to MNU. Rexroth was awarded the Distinguished Community Service award at the university’s 41st Commencement ceremony on May 6. Rexroth volunteered his expertise to the MNU Board of Trustees in facilitating the seven-month search process for MNU’s new president in 2011-12.
“Dan’s service to his profession, his community and church are extensive," said MNU President David Spittal. “This assignment required a significant contribution of time and engagement over many months. The university and its Board of Trustees are grateful for his leadership throughout this process.”
Rexroth has been CEO and president since 2001. John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Mo., is one of the largest continuing care retirement communities in the nation. The not-for-profit provides a continuum of services, from independent retirement living to skilled nursing care, for about 2,000 residents and 3,000 Greater Kansas City community members.
Daniel Rexroth, President and CEO, John Knox Village
Award Winner's Bio:
Daniel Rexroth joined John Knox Village in 1990 as executive director of the Village Care Center. He was promoted to vice president of the Village’s health services division in 1991 before becoming Village president in March 2001.
Rexroth is a seasoned administrator in the health care and retirement industries. He was administrator at North Shore Terrace, an award-winning, six-star retirement center in Chicago from 1985 to 1990. Throughout the 1980s, Rexroth also served as a health care consultant. In his role as a consultant, he helped to develop programming, staffing and quality programs for new developments and troubled organizations in Florida, Illinois and Indiana.
Since 1990, Rexroth has been an integral member of several professional boards and committees such as Caring Communities Insurance Company, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), Nursing Facilities Agent Corporation, Missouri Association of Homes for the Aging (MoAHA) and State of Missouri Certificate of Need Program.
Rexroth has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University.