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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.”


TCC, SHSU Enter Into Academic Partnership

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and Sam Houston State University (SHSU) entered into an academic partnership, signing an articulation agreement on Dec. 13, 2012 at TCC’s campus.

TCC & SHSU signing This agreement led to the creation of the Chiropractic Early Admission Program as part of SHSU’s Medical & Allied Health Programs (MAHP), and facilitates the admission and academic transfer of students from SHSU to TCC. This program ensures a seamless transition of students seeking to complete their Bachelor of Science degree from SHSU while at the same time pursuing a Doctor of Chiropractic degree through TCC. The agreement, which is effective immediately, will enable future and current SHSU students to complete both degrees in six years, with the first three occurring at SHSU and the final three at TCC.

"One of our goals at TCC is to build academic partnerships that are not only mutually beneficial to the institutions, but, more importantly, provide top-notch and cost effective educational opportunities to our students,” said Dr. Clay McDonald, TCC Provost/Senior Vice President. “We are thrilled to formalize this agreement with our friends at Sam Houston State. We have already benefitted from having some of their students enroll in our program, and this partnership streamlines the process for our next group of Bearkats to enroll.”

Dr. Jack C. Turner, director of MAHP noted that, “It’s two well-known institutions who now have the ability to work together synergistically to produce better students, both in terms of our students at Sam Houston State as well as at Texas Chiropractic College students. It affords everybody a new opportunity to capitalize on the other’s talents. We look forward to having our students take advantage of opportunities presented here at Texas Chiropractic College.”

Individuals interested in learning more about opportunities with Sam Houston State’s Office of Medical & Allied Health Programs should contact Dr. Turner and his team at or 936-294-2300 or visit them online at

To learn more about becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic at TCC, please visit or contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-468-6839 or 281-998-6007 or via email at

About Texas Chiropractic College
Founded in San Antonio in September 1908, TCC relocated to Pasadena in 1965 to accommodate growing enrollment. It 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 health care facility featuring traditional chiropractic care, family practice by medical doctors, acupuncture and massage. Highly ranked programs, together with world-class faculty, unparalleled opportunities for hands-on training, and uncommonly close campus community have earned TCC a reputation as one of the nation’s finest producers of skilled, thoughtful, and ethical Doctors of Chiropractic.

About Sam Houston State University
Since 1879, Sam Houston State University has continually established itself as a great name in Texas education.  Classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, the university offers 80 bachelor's degree programs, 59 master’s programs and six doctoral programs. Over 18,000 students attend classes at our main campus in Huntsville, Texas, satellite campuses located at University Park in Houston and The Woodlands Center or through nationally recognized top ranked online programs.