April 9, 2015 — Northwestern Health Sciences University has named Trevor Foshang (pictured right) as dean of its college of chiropractic, the largest of the university’s four core educational programs and one of the most respected chiropractic schools in the world.
Foshang began his appointment Wednesday April 1. He comes to Northwestern with extensive experience in educational as well as clinical settings.
Most recently, he was chair of the department of clinical sciences at Parker University in Dallas, where he also served as the director of radiology residency, the director of clinical radiology and taught as a professor.
He has owned and operated two chiropractic clinics and a radiology consulting practice.
In addition, he has served as the president of the American College of Chiropractic Radiology. He holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, and an honors bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
He is pursuing his doctorate in education from Walden University in Minneapolis with a dissertation on higher education leadership and organizational culture.
“Northwestern has an integrated healthcare approach behind its brand of chiropractic, and that is what attracted me to the university,” Foshang said. “The patient’s needs are the primary focus. Once we determine needs, then we can decide the best approach to care, whether that is chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, or seeing another kind of health specialist. That approach is the perfect fit for me.”
Foshang’s work has included ensuring that health care higher education increases its responsiveness, innovation, and commitment to quality at a time of change for both healthcare and higher education. He chaired the Quality Enhancement Program at Parker, a health and wellness university focused on chiropractic education.
“Trevor is passionate about building cohesive leadership and organizational strength in higher education, particularly at a time of change,” said Northwestern President Christopher Cassirer. “He believes Northwestern is positioned well to be a dynamic leader in health care education. We’re excited for him to join us.”
Foshang is a native of Thunder Bay and will relocate to the Twin Cities area with his wife, Shari, and two children.