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.
Texas Chiropractic College employs a group of core leaders with the competencies and qualifications to assist the institution in achieving its vision and mission. This group of academic and administrative officers, known as the President's Cabinet, serves as management-team administrators. Current Cabinet members are:
Brad McKechnie, D.C., DACAN
Vice President of Enrollment Management:
Fred Zuker, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs / Executive Director, Center For Institutional Excellence:
Steve Foster, D.C.
Chief Fiscal Officer:
William S. Quinn, C.P.A., C.G.M.A.
Dean of Academic Affairs:
John P. Mrozek, D.C.
Director of Clinical Services
David Taylor, D.C., D.A.B.C.N., F.I.A.C.N.
Director of Admission
Director of Accreditation & Institutional Research
Lee Van Dusen, D.C.
Dr. Brad McKechnie graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 1985 and he went on to teach at the institution from 1985 to 1996 and in 1999. He was appointed as the Chiropractic Representative to the Texas Worker's Compensation Commission's Medical Advisory Committee from 1991 through 1994, and also served on the National Chiropractic Healthcare Advisory Committee to the Bill Clinton Administration in 1993 and 1994.
Dr. McKechnie left TCC in 1996 to become the director of chiropractic services for a Houston-based chiropractic managed care organization. He received diplomate status in chiropractic neurology from the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology in 1989, and he served as the President of the Academy from 1989 to 1991.
Dr. McKechnie was also a member of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology's examining board, and he has served on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis examination committee. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology and he is also a fellow of the International College of Chiropractors.
Dr. Zuker joined TCC in July 2009 as Dean and was elevated to the position of Vice President on Jan. 1, 2012. Upon the retirement of of Dr. Richard Brassard, he was selected by the TCC Board of Regents to lead the College as the Interim President. As Vice President, he oversees the Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, Registrar and Student Services.
He has a lengthy and distinguished career in the areas of enrollment management, admissions and student life at six different institutes of higher education dating back to 1971. Most recently he served as the President (2004-08), then Chancellor (2008), 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 (1995-2001) and the Vice President and Dean of Alumni & Student Life (2001-2004).
Dr. Zuker earned his bachelor's degree in 1967 from Duke University. He then had three years of active duty service in the United States Army before returning to Durham, N.C. for his first admission job and to begin work on his M.Ed. in counseling, which he completed in 1975. He earned his Ph.D in counseling psychology, also from Duke, in 1982.
A 1990 graduate of Texas Chiropractic College, Dr. Foster was named the Vice President for Academic Affairs in February 2013, overseeing academics and clinics in addition to the library and information technology. He additionally maintains his position as Executive Director of the Center For Institutional Excellence.
Dr. Foster first joined the faculty ranks at his alma mater as an attending clinician in 1994. He quickly moved up the ranks and was named Director of Clinics in 1997. With the opening of TCC's much heralded assessment center in 2005, Dr. Foster accepted the position of Director of Assessment and Development. Under his guidance, the assessment center far exceeded its original vision and has become an integral evaluation tool for TCC students and faculty throughout the curriculum.
In the spring of 2012, TCC announced the creation of its new Center For Institutional Excellence, with Dr. Foster at its helm. The Center is charged with facilitating the development, monitoring and publication of the College’s Strategic Plan and organizational structure. It is additionally responsible for institutional assessment and accreditation, assessment of student learning, management of institutional policies and ongoing quality assurance.
After more than 10 years as TCC's budget and accounting officer, Mr. Quinn accepted the role of the interim CFO in March 2009, and in July 2009 he was named the new CFO for the College. As the budget and accounting officer at TCC, Quinn was the primary assistant to the CFO and was charged with budget maintenance, cash management, general ledger and financial statements. He additionally aided the College with systems configurations and transitions between data management products as well as administration of a variety of financial software.
In addition to his CPA, Mr. Quinn received Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) credentials from the American Institute of CPAs in February 2012.
Mr. Quinn is a 1989 graduate of the University of Houston, earning a bachelor's of business administration in organizational and behavioral management.
Dr. Mrozek joined TCC in November 2007, as a professor and the Dean of Academic Affairs. The responsibilities of his office include general supervision of the instructional programs of the divisions of basic and clinical sciences. In addition, he provides supervision for the library and the general instruction support staff.
Dr. Mrozek has over twenty-five years of experience in chiropractic education at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where he was the Dean of Undergraduate Education prior to coming to TCC. Dr. Mrozek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (1971) from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. He earned a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (1976) from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and in 2005 he completed a Master of Education in Health Professional Education from the University of Toronto.