The Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents is pleased to announce a nation-wide search to identify and hire the 14th President in TCC's 106 years, and invites applications and recommendations for the Presidency.
The President of TCC serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the college, oversees the academic and student services functions for the college, ensures sound fiscal and facilities management, and implements statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures in consideration of the mission and plan of the institution.
Learn more about:
Accreditation • TCC Quick Facts • 2012 Annual Report • Strategic Plan on a Page • Assessment Center • Faculty & Student Research • Educational Partners • Community Clinical Partnerships • Dual Degree Programs (with University of Houston - Clear Lake)
The fourth-oldest of all chiropractic colleges in the U.S., TCC was founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1908. With a strong emphasis on high admission standards, TCC established itself as an innovator through programming that included anatomical instruction by dissection, laboratory instruction in pathology, and training in x-ray and dietary interventions. In 1965, due to substantial growth, TCC moved from San Antonio to Pasadena, Texas, a suburb of Houston.
In 1976, TCC launched the first-of-its-kind Preceptorship Program, offering students a distinctive field practicum experience. In 1985, the College further positioned itself as a first-choice institution when it initiated its Hospital Rotation Program, placing TCC interns together with experts in sports medicine, family medicine, surgeons, orthopedists, and neurosurgeons in area hospitals, including the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.
TCC is proud of its many educational partnerships with area institutions of higher learning. In recent years, the College has teamed with the University of Houston - Clear Lake for a dual-degree program, which provides TCC students with the opportunity to earn master's degrees in fitness & human performance or biology while working towards their doctor of chiropractic degee. Additionally, TCC has numerous articulation agreements in place with area universities and colleges, including Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, McMurry University, San Jacinto College, Lone Star College, and Houston Community College.
Texas Chiropractic College has made Pasadena its home since 1965. Pasadena is the second-largest city in Harris County with more than 150,000 residents, is next door to Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States, and just 30 miles from historic Galveston.
The Greater Houston Metro Area, includes a 10-county area and is home to 5.7 million residents. Pasadena's proximity to Houston provides members of the Texas Chiropractic College community with easy access to the area's amazing diversity of cultural arts and entertainment, restaurants, parks & recreation, and sports.
What about the cost of living? According to Locus Chiropractic Demographics, Pasadena's cost of living is 12.4% below the national average. Per the Greater Houston Partnership: "The Third Quarter 2012 C2ER Cost of Living Index shows that Houston has one of the lowest overall costs of living among the 29 metropolitan areas with more than 2 million residents. The same study also shows that Houston's overall after-taxes living costs are 9.2 percent below the nationwide average, largely due to affordable housing costs."
Additional Resources on Pasadena and the Greater Houston Metro Area
City of Pasadena - Official Website
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston Partnership
Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
The Vibrancy of Houston (TCC page with multiple links to specifc area organizations)
With input from the campus community, the TCC Board of Regents has established the minimum and preferred qualifications for the next President, in addition to a list of the desired characteristics possessed by the individual. These characteristics include:
1. Principled visionary leader who places quality learning as the college’s highest priority.
2. Proven ability to manage the financial and administrative functions of the college.
3. Proven commitment to a work environment that values collaboration.
4. Demonstrated understanding of the important role played by the faculty, staff and students.
Individuals interested in being considered for the position of TCC President should review the:
To ensure full consideration, application materials (as detailed in the Application Process document) should be received no later than Friday, April 4, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.
The point of contact for application documents or questions about the process is Glenda Ramirez, Executive Assistant to the Board of Regents. She may be contacted at 281-998-6010. All documents for application should be mailed to:
Texas Chiropractic College
C/O Glenda Ramirez, Executive Assistant to the Board of Regents
5912 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, Texas 77505