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TCC Names Dr. Brad McKechnie President

PASADENA, Texas – The Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Board of Regents has named Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN as the institution’s 14th president, after serving as the interim president since April 2014.

An honor graduate of TCC in 1985, Dr. McKechnie returned to his alma mater as an assistant professor in the department of clinical sciences. He also twice served as a dean during his tenure, managing postgraduate education and later overseeing external affairs for the college. In 2009, Dr. McKechnie was named to the TCC Board of Regents and he served on the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee, Postgraduate Committee, and the Finance Committee.


TCC Names Dr. Stephen A. Foster As Provost

PASADENA, Texas – Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN, president of Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen A. Foster, DC, FICC to the position of provost, effective December 8, 2014.

According to Dr. McKechnie, “Dr. Foster’s responsibilities as provost include coordinating TCC’s academic programming, infrastructure and budgetary matters with the president’s office. Dr. Foster will work methodically to administer the resources, training and services that students, faculty and staff need to promote excellence in the education of doctors of chiropractic.”


Texas Chiropractic College renews academic partnership with Lee College

lee-tcc signingPASADENA, 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.

"One of our goals at TCC is to build academic partnerships that are mutually beneficial to the institutions in our community,” said Dr. Fred Zuker, TCC Interim President. “We are thrilled to re-establish and strengthen this agreement with our friends at Lee College.”

Located in Pasadena, TCC is the fourth oldest chiropractic college in the United States and is today recognized as a leader in chiropractic education.  The college’s Moody Health Center provides health services to the public, and is a model integrative healthcare facility featuring traditional chiropractic are, family practice by medical doctors, acupuncture and massage.

Lee students who enroll in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at TCC are also able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology while working toward their doctorate.

“Lee College is committed to providing students every opportunity to be successful in their chosen careers,” said President Dr. Dennis Brown.  “We are very excited to re-affirm this partnership and look forward to having those of our students who are interested in chiropractic studies become a part of the TCC family.”

TCC now maintains 14 academic partnerships with both four year universities and two year community colleges, including two dual-degree programs with the University of Houston-Clear Lake. For more information about the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic Program, call 1.800.468.6839 or email

About Lee College
Lee College offers more than 50 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education, successful entry into the workforce and a variety of sought-after careers.  With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite office in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 11 independent school districts.  To learn more, visit

PHOTO: Texas Chiropractic College renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, February 5, 2014 to help Lee students easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Program. In attendance for the signing were, shown (l-r), Lee Canales, TCC Director of Admission; Dr. Fred Zuker, TCC Interim President; Dr. Donnetta Suchon, Lee College Vice President of Student Affairs; Dawnelle Prince, TCC Assistant Director of Recruitment & Outreach and Dr. Dennis Brown, Lee College President.