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Dr. Stephen A. Foster Officially Installed as 15th President of Texas Chiropractic College

November 5, 2016 - PASADENA, Texas

Dr. Stephen A. Foster was officially installed as the fifteenth president of Texas Chiropractic College at his Investiture Ceremony on Saturday, November 5th.

The Investiture Ceremony took place in the Elliott Auditorium of Texas Chiropractic College and included a formal procession of the TCC Board of Regents, delegates from other colleges and learned organizations, faculty, staff and students. The reception followed in the Standard Process Auditorium.

An investiture is de...fined as the “act or ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of high office.” This is a practice that dates back to the Middle Ages and today is an academic ceremony in which the new leader is “vested” with the official powers of the office.

“I pledge to you to honor the history and traditions of this college and will strive to lead this institution in an upward direction of growth and prosperity for the years to follow,” remarked Dr. Foster. “TCC has a strong, historic past, and from where I stand a promising and vibrant future.”

About the President

Dr. Stephen Foster graduated from TCC in 1990 and had a successful practice in Spring, Texas prior to returning to his alma mater in 1994.


As an attending clinician, he accepted the responsibility of passing on his knowledge and developing the clinical skills needed for future doctors of chiropractic. Between 1995 and 2012 Dr. Foster accepted more and more responsibilities in administrative positions. These roles included Student Clinic Director, Clinic Chief of Staff, Director of Clinics, and Director of Clinical Experiences. He was the founding Director of Assessment and Development, establishing TCC’s innovative Assessment Center as the standard in chiropractic education.


In addition to his clinical teaching experience, Dr. Foster has taught numerous courses at TCC and, most recently, has maintained strong relationships with faculty, staff and students as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost.


Dr. Foster has made it a priority to be an active member of his community, both personally and professionally. A life-long resident of the Gulf Coast area, he attended San Jacinto College for his pre-chiropractic studies prior to enrolling at Texas Chiropractic College. He has served on the board of directors for both the Bridge Over Troubled Waters and the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce.
Professionally, he has shared his expertise in chiropractic and chiropractic education authoring numerous publications.


Additionally, Dr. Foster served the profession by serving on numerous national committees including the Test Committee for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Site Team Academy for the Council on Chiropractic Education, and as an Elected Councilor for the Council on Chiropractic Education.