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Dr Eric Russell steps down as NZCC President

Maria DiDanieli   


Apr. 10, Auckland, New Zealand – The New Zealand
Chiropractic Education Trust Board has announced to students and staff that it
has accepted the resignation of Dr. Eric Russell as president of The New
Zealand College of Chiropractic (NZCC), effective 12 April 2013.

Since Dr.
Russell joined NZCC in February 2011, he has been building an infrastructure
that will support future growth of the College. His highlights and achievements
also include increasing the international portability of the college’s Bachelor
of Chiropractic program, with greater recognition of NZCC graduates in the U.S.


While the
board searches for a new president, Dr. Phil McMaster, NZCC Chairman of the
Board, will fill an interim role and will look after the presidential
responsibilities for the college until a new president is appointed.

The New
Zealand Chiropractic Education Trust Board has formed a special committee to
commence the search for the next NZCC President.

“This is
of the highest priority for the board,” notes head of the presidential search
committee, Dr. Ash Pritchard.  “The
job description and call for applications are on the College website today.
Applications close 24 April. We are expecting to start interviews by early

“We are
working a lot harder on making our core values and philosophy more visible,”
continues Dr. Pritchard. “We recently added a College Ethos that clearly states
our position. This is not a change of direction. We are moving forward in many
areas. The Academic department is implementing a new curriculum, which is
getting high praise from students. Eric opened the doors for student
recruitment in the U.S. and we will continue to pursue this as well as ensuring
our Australian and New Zealand chiropractors are more involved. Building
relationships will be a key focus for the new President.”

more information regarding recruitment for the NZCC President role, or to
apply, please visit the NZCC website.


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