After more than 18 years of service to the college, Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN, stepped down as president of Texas Chiropractic College on October 31, 2015. ,McKechnie, who was appointed to lead the college in April 2014, thanked the school’s trustees for allowing him to serve his alma mater but stated that it was his desire to return to private practice.
McKechnie had previously served the college as a member of the faculty, dean of both postgraduate studies and external affairs, and as a member of the Board of Regents.
Under McKechnie’s leadership, TCC completed the renovations to the Standard Process Student Center, which included the addition to classroom facilities, and secure funds for a complete renovation of the Dr. Nobunori Iwama Anatomical Laboratory. Additionally during his tenure, the college implemented the Practice-Ready curriculum and expanded the chiropractic principles curriculum.
During his tenure as president, McKechnie expanded recruitment efforts, personally addressing over 2500 undergraduate health science students at 17 universities and colleges across Texas and Louisiana. He was also a featured speaker at both the Texas Chiropractic Association and Florida Chiropractic Association Conventions.
“Texas Chiropractic College is fortunate to have benefited from President McKechnie’s distinctive leadership and vision, as he shepherded the College through its time of dramatic changes,” said Monte Blue, EdD, chair of the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents, in an announcement released today. “The board and I wish to thank Dr. McKechnie for his service and wish him well in private practice.”
The TCC Board of Regents has appointed Larry C. Johnson to serve as the interim president. Johnson has been a dedicated member of the board since 2007 serving as the vice chairman the past two years after a four-year stint as the treasurer. He is the president and CEO of Loomis International in Pasadena, Texas.
Source: Texas Chiropractic College