December 18, 2014 — Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN, president of Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen A. Foster, DC, FICC, to the position of provost, effective Dec. 8, 2014.
“Dr. Foster’s responsibilities as provost include coordinating TCC’s academic programming, infrastructure, and budgetary matters with the president’s office,” McKechnie said. “Dr. Foster will work methodically to administer the resources, training, and services that students, faculty, and staff need to promote excellence in the education of doctors of chiropractic.”
Implementing a practice-ready curriculum will be Foster’s top priority, using needs assessment and targeted resource management to help make TCC a premier institution for training DCs.
“We are poised to change the face of chiropractic education using an innovative curriculum and efficient operation of the college,” Foster said.
Foster said he believes the real honor in this promotion is the opportunity to continue working with TCC’s outstanding faculty. Because he ascended through the ranks of the faculty, Foster knows, admires, and appreciates the dedication, drive, and distinction this group brings to work every day.
A 1990 honor graduate of TCC, Foster was assigned to the position of vice president of academic affairs in 2013. He began his professional career at TCC in 1994 as an attending clinician. Since then, Foster has held the positions of student clinic director (1995-1996); clinic chief of staff (1996-1997); director of clinics (1997-2001); director of clinical experiences (2001-2005); and director of assessment and development (2005-2012).
Foster has published and presented his work on chiropractic education at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges annual conference; the World Federation of Chiropractic; the Current Concepts in Clinical Assessment Conference; the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting; and the International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions.
Foster is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Texas Chiropractic Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, The Generalists in Medical Education, and the Association of Standardized Patient Educators. He also currently serves with the Site Team Academy for the Council on Chiropractic Education and holds the rank of professor at TCC.
Source: Texas Chiropractic College