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CMCC president Dr. Jean Moss to step down in 2014

By Canadian Chiropractor staff   


Dr. Jean Moss, president, CMCCSept. 27, 2013 — The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) board of governors has announced that Dr. Jean Moss will step down from her position as president, effective June 30, 2014. She will continue to lead CMCC for the remainder of the academic year.

“It is a bittersweet milestone. Jean leaves an extraordinary legacy of
innovation and success and very large shoes to fill,” said Dr. Mark
Symchych, chair of the CMCC board of governors and CMCC graduate from
the class of 1993.

Dr. Moss attended CMCC and graduated in 1970
as a Doctor of Chiropractic. She began a private practice and joined the
CMCC faculty on a part time basis in 1971. Since then, she has held a
number of increasingly responsible roles at CMCC that culminated in her
appointment as president in 1990. During her tenure, CMCC has grown and
prospered and has achieved national and international recognition for
the quality of its programs, the competence of its graduates and the
breadth of its innovations and contributions in education and research,
according to the CMCC.


“The board of governors owes a debt of
gratitude to Dr. Moss for her tireless efforts, and her dedication to
the profession. Her vision is the driving force behind innumerable
advances over the years, including: the building of a landmark campus in
2004; the establishment of the McMorland Family Research Chair in
Mechanobiology (the only one established in an independent chiropractic
institution); obtaining degree granting status for the Doctor of
Chiropractic program and then renewed consent for an unprecedented 10
year period,” the CMCC said in a statement.

CMCC students and
faculty have benefited from her leadership in establishing
interprofessional collaborations in diverse clinical environments – most
recently, the Academic Family Health Team at St. Michael’s Hospital. An
academic articulation agreement with the University of Ontario
Institute of Technology (UOIT) led to the establishment of the UOIT-CMCC
Centre for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation
situated at the CMCC campus.

For her accomplishments, Dr. Moss
has received numerous awards and accolades. She was recently the
recipient of the World Federation of Chiropractic Honour Award, a
citation reserved only for those who have contributed a lifetime of
distinguished and exceptional service to advance the growth of

In a moment of private reflection on her
distinguished career with CMCC, Dr. Moss said, “It has been my privilege
to serve this unique institution and the profession. During my time at
CMCC, I have seen incredible talent all around me – in the faculty and
staff and especially among the graduates, many of whom return to become
members of our team or collaborate with us in supporting advancements in
health-care worldwide.

“Ultimately, the work we do to educate
future chiropractors makes a difference in the quality of the lives of
so many people. We can all be proud of the accomplishments of our
graduates who continue the incredible legacy begun when CMCC opened its
doors in 1945. It has been my honour to be a part of it and I am
confident that under new leadership, CMCC will continue to contribute
enormously to the profession and to those whose lives are changed by

The CMCC board of governors has appointed a presidential
search committee to direct the recruitment process to find a successor
for Dr. Moss and will undertake the search immediately.

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