April 14, 2011 — The executive board for the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) recently announced its newly elected officers at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference (ACC/RAC) held in Las Vegas, Nev.
The board, which consists of the presidents (or designees) of each chiropractic program in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand, elected incoming President Richard Brassard (Texas Chiropractic College), Vice President Mark Zeigler (Northwestern Health Sciences University) and Dr. Brian McAulay, Life University executive vice president and provost, as secretary-treasurer.
The outgoing president is Frank Nicchi (New York Chiropractic College). McAulay will serve a two-year term, as will the other appointees, and will likely succeed Ziegler as vice president and then president, according to ACC custom.
The mission of the ACC Executive Board is to advance chiropractic learning, pedagogy and, ultimately, the profession by serving as a cooperative international forum for the exchange and generation of information, experience and ideas surrounding chiropractic education. As Secretary-Treasurer, McAulay will support the president in the execution of the ACC’s Strategic plan to support Doctor of Chiropractic students, educators, and administrators on the national level.
Says Life University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. Shawn Ferguson, “The Board and I would like to congratulate McAulay for his appointment to the ACC executive committee. His tireless work and dedication to the mission of Life University as well as the principle of Chiropractic proves that he is the best man for the job. The ACC will continue to benefit from McAulay’s leadership and efforts; and Life University will benefit from his involvement, guidance and direction in the future of chiropractic institutions. The LIFE family is very proud of McAulay, as he continues to be an example of the high caliber of Life University faculty, administration and students.”
Says McAulay, “This is an opportunity for me to serve chiropractic education at the profession-wide level. I have the unique experience of having served at the Cabinet level at four separate chiropractic institutions, and I believe this experience will serve the ACC well. My appointment also demonstrates LIFE’s commitment to the profession as a whole, and its dedication to chiropractic education.”
McAulay’s appointment represents the first time a Life University representative has been selected as an executive board officer in the 23-year history of the ACC.
Source: Life University, www.life.edu