In Loving Memory of Dr. Shelby M. Elliott

August 20, 2015 - PASADENA, Texas

It is with deep sorrow that Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) wishes to inform the community of the death of Dr. Shelby M. Elliott, former TCC president and alumnus of the class of 1950. Dr. Elliott passed away on Wednesday, August 19.

Shelby M. Elliott completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Texas Chiropractic College and served as president of the institution upon appointment by the TCC Board of Regents from 1990 until his retirement in 2003. As president, Dr. Elliott guided the new construction of multiple campus facilities including the Moody Health Center and Harris Administration Building, while also offering his own personal financial support for early renovations and the landmark monument at the institution’s entrance along Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

Dr. Elliott maintained a successful chiropractic practice in Dayton, Texas for 38 years. Dr. Elliott served in nearly every elected position in local, state and national chiropractic associations, including as president of the Board of Governors for the American Chiropractic Association for an unprecedented five years, as well as nine years on the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners upon appointment by two different governors of the State of Texas.

Dr. Elliott was born on June 24, 1926 in Wild Cherry, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to Texas Chiropractic College or First Baptist Church of Pasadena Building Fund. A viewing will be held on Friday, August 21 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Home, 3999 Pasadena Boulevard in Pasadena, Texas. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 7500 W. Fairmont Parkway, also in Pasadena.

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Since 1908, Texas Chiropractic College has championed a scientific and evidence-informed approach to educating practice-ready doctors of chiropractic. Rigorous classroom and hands-on training empower TCC graduates as skilled, thoughtful and ethical doctors of chiropractic dedicated to providing patient-centered care. TCC advances the chiropractic profession by pioneering scholarship and research that aids in the production of transformative knowledge and ideas. TCC’s state-of the-art Moody Health Center is staffed by exceptional doctors and student interns who perform outpatient treatment for both acute and chronic health conditions. Learn more about Texas Chiropractic College by visiting

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