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TCC Names Dr. Michael Wiles as New Dean of Clinics

Feb. 3, 2015 – PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College is proud to welcome Michael Wiles, DC, MEd, MS, as the new Dean of Clinics. Under Dr. Wiles’ careful leadership, clinical training at the Moody Health Center will continue to offer TCC students a challenging and supportive environment vital for graduating as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

As the Dean of Clinics, Dr. Wiles’ responsibilities include supervising every aspect of the clinical experience at TCC. Dr. Wiles manages TCC’s clinical services, placing a sharp emphasis of hands-on training in evidence-informed, patient-centered health care. He also assists in the instruction of student interns on appropriate standards of care and sound business practices grounded in a firm application of chiropractic principles.


Dr. Michael Sheppard Brings Utilization Review Expertise to Moody Health Center

Jan. 30, 2015 – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) welcomes Michael Sheppard, DC to the Moody Health Center (MHC) faculty. Dr. Sheppard’s addition highlights TCC’s commitment to educating its students on the business management skills needed to graduate as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

“Dr. Sheppard’s unique understanding of the internal system dynamics of today’s insurance industry make him a great addition to the TCC clinical faculty as we move forward with implementing a practice-ready business curriculum,” noted TCC’s president Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN.


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.


Texas Chiropractic College Launches Annual Fundraising;
Distinguished Japanese Guests to be Honored

Pasadena, TX -- Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) will host a diverse contingent of dignitaries from the Japan Chiropractic Association at its annual fundraising gala on April 25, 2015. Now in its 24th year, the gala is the signature fundraising event of TCC and premier social and networking occasion.  Gala returns to the TCC campus in Pasadena, Texas, where guests will be able to enjoy the newly renovated Student Center, formerly known as the Russell Building.


TCC Expands Principles Curriculum to First Seven Trimesters

PASADENA, Texas – This past September, Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) embarked on a groundbreaking curriculum expansion in its mission to promote excellence in the education of practice-ready doctors of chiropractic. The revised Chiropractic Principles curriculum establishes a solid foundation for the chiropractic profession by helping TCC students grow into expert practitioners of chiropractic science.

President Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN challenged the faculty to develop a unique chiropractic principles course for each of the first seven trimesters of a student’s academic career at TCC.


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.”


TCC President's Cabinet

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 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.

Dean of Institutional Advancement:
Sandra Hughes, D.C.

Dean of Postgraduate Studies:
Paul Jaskoviak, D.C.

Director of Clinical Experiences
Victor Benavides, D.C., M.B.A., B.S.N., C.C.S.P.

Director of Admission
Monique Lewis, B.A.

Director of Accreditation & Institutional Research
Lee Van Dusen, D.C.

President: Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN

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.

Vice President of Academic Affairs / Executive Director, Center For Institutional Excellence: Steve Foster, D.C.

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.

Chief Fiscal Officer: William S. Quinn, C.P.A., C.G.M.A.

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.

Dean of Academic Affairs: John P. Mrozek, D.C.

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.