Pasadena, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) is pleased to announce Dr. Richard G. Brassard, DC, FICC, as President Emeritus. The Board of Regents met on July 19, 2014 during the TCC Annual Convention in Galveston Texas where they voted unanimously to grant President Emeritus status to Dr. Brassard.
Dr. Brassard began his relationship with TCC in July of 1985 when he was first appointed to the TCC Board of Regents. He held this initial appointment until 1991 and then was reappointed in July 1995. In 1997, Dr. Brassard was elected to the position of Vice Chairman and then elected as Chairman in 1999. On January 1, 2002, the board appointed him as president-elect of TCC and he took the mantel of president on January 1, 2004, a position he held for 10 years before retiring.
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) announced Dr. Brad McKechnie, D.C., DACAN as the College’s Interim President effective Monday, April 14, 2014.
Dr. McKechnie’s appointment comes on the heels of an announcement by Dr. R. Fred Zuker, Ph.D. that he would step down as the College’s interim president for health reasons, a position he held for seven months.
As Interim President, Dr. McKechnie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. After graduating from TCC in 1985, he served as a faculty member from 1986 to 1996 including various administrative roles as the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Dean of External Affairs.
“I am excited to be a part of TCC’s future,” said Dr. McKechnie. “Texas Chiropractic College has some of the best students, staff and faculty in chiropractic education and I look forward to working with them every day.”
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 to ensure students can continue to easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic program. Presidents from both institutions met at the Lee College campus to re-sign the agreement, which was initially endorsed in fall 2010. The arrangement allows Lee students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average in specific science prerequisites and meet TCC requirements to automatically qualify for admission.
“I am excited to welcome Dr. Zuker as our interim president,” said Dr. Monte Blue, Chairman of the TCC Board of Regents. “His extensive background in higher education will be a great asset as he leads TCC over the next few months."
As Interim President, Dr. Zuker will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. He came to TCC originally as the Dean of Enrollment Management and then was subsequently named as Vice President of Enrollment Management. In both of these roles, he was charged with overseeing the offices of the registrar, student support services, financial aid, admission and most recently institutional advancement and facilities. He also is a member of the TCC faculty, teaching clinical psychology to trimester 5 students.
“I am extremely positive about TCC's future,” said Dr. Zuker. “We’ve already taken great steps toward achieving our goals and we have the best staff, faculty and students in place to carry them out.”
Dr. Zuker has a distinguished career in the areas of enrollment management, admission and student life at six different higher education institutions, including experience as the President, then Chancellor, of Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn.
Prior to his stay at Lambuth, Dr. Zuker spent nine years at the University of Dallas working as the Dean of Enrollment & Student Life and Vice President and Dean of Alumni & Student Life. He made his first move to Texas after serving as the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Zuker also spent time on the West Coast from 1981 to 1986 as the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.
Dr. Zuker began his career in college admission at his alma mater, Duke University in Durham, N.C., as an assistant director of admission. He then moved to Tulane University in New Orleans, La., to be an associate director of admissions and was promoted to the position of Director of Admission.
Before recruiting students to Duke, Dr. Zuker earned his bachelor’s degree. He then had three years of active duty service in the United States Army before returning to Durham for his first admission job and to begin work on his M.Ed. in counseling. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology, also from Duke.
The TCC Board of Regents will conduct a national search for the next permanent president of TCC.