May 9, 2018 – University of Western States (UWS) is proud to announce the hiring of Kathleen Galligan, DC, as the dean of the college of chiropractic.
Galligan has practiced in the state of Oregon since 1982 and joins UWS after most recently owning and operating Kruse Park Chiropractic Clinic in Lake Oswego. There, she managed a staff of nine, including two associate chiropractic physicians and four licensed massage therapists. The clinic has also served as a UWS preceptorship program site since 2000, providing in-the-field training to 12th quarter chiropractic students.
Galligan’s ties to UWS, stem from the late 90s, when she served as the director of the King Road clinic within the school’s clinic system. As director, she was responsible for the direction of the clinic, patient care and education of the student interns.
She attended University of Wisconsin-Madison where she completed pre-physical therapy coursework and was accepted into the physical therapy program. Galligan received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She earned a bachelor of science degree from University of the State of New York, Regents College.
Galligan brings with her knowledge and experience gained from participation and membership in chiropractic professional organizations and accrediting bodies. Currently, she is a member of the Oregon Chiropractic Association (OCA), American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) Site Team Academy, and has served in leadership positions within the OCA and CCE.
“Galligan brings exceptional expertise to University of Western States,” said UWS President Joseph Brimhall. “She has decades of professional practice experience combined with extensive involvement in professional licensing, regulation and accreditation. Galligan’s service as site team evaluator, commissioner, councilor and former chair of the Council on Chiropractic Education has positioned her to ensure that the UWS chiropractic degree curriculum continues to develop and excel as the preeminent evidence-informed chiropractic program anywhere.”
In her role, she will be charged with leadership and oversight of the college of chiropractic, as well as supporting the vision of the college within the university and in the larger community. In accordance with direction provided by university leadership, Galligan will oversee all activities within the college including operations, budgeting, personnel, planning, evaluation and quality improvement.
“I am thrilled to join University of Western States with their drive to excel,” said Galligan. “I have enjoyed my years of affiliation with the university and have long hoped to be able to use my experience, particularly my understanding of clinical practice, to contribute the success of the chiropractic college. This position offers me that opportunity.”
Galligan will begin her role at UWS in April in a part-time capacity until she transitions from her practice.
Source: University of Western States