January 27, 2010 — Dr. E. Maylon Drake, former president of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) passed away in Knoxville, Tenn. Jan. 18, 2010. He was 89 years old.
Drake was born in Nampa, Idaho in 1920. He dedicated his life to serving others through his vast knowledge and experience in education and educational administration.
He received his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate in Education from USC and served a number of school districts in the Southern California area as their chief executive officer. He returned to USC in 1978 as Director of the Academy for Educational Management and as Professor of Educational Administration.
In February 1980, Drake became president of LACC, which was located in Glendale, California at that time. One of his first responsibilities was to help the college in its quest for a new campus. Through his various contacts in the field of education, Drake was instrumental in helping the college relocate to the former Lowell High School campus in Whittier, Calif.
Following his retirement from the presidency in February 1990, Dr. Drake continued to serve LACC in the position of Chancellor. In 1995 he became a member of the LACC Board of Regents and later was honored with the designation of Chancellor Emeritus.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Dr. Maylon and Lois Drake Scholarship Fund at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. To make a memorial donation, please contact Dr. Sheila Hanes at 562-902-3337.
Source: Southern California University of Health Sciences, www.scuhs.edu