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Life West appoints new president

Maria DiDanieli   

Features Collaboration Profession

Oct 22, Hayward, CA. – Carl F. Dieter, D.C. of San Jose, California, chair of the Board of Regents of Life Chiropractic College West, today announced the appointment of Brian Kelly, D.C. of Auckland, New Zealand as the College’s president-designee following an announcement of retirement from the College’s president, Gerard W. Clum, D.C.

a native of New Zealand, was
an undergraduate student at Victoria University, Wellington,
New Zealand and he completed
his professional education and training in chiropractic at the Phillip
Institute of Technology (PIT) now the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
(RMIT), Melbourne, Australia. He is presently completing
a Masters in Business Administration at Waikato
University, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Dr. Kelly enjoyed a successful and vibrant chiropractic practice in Melbourne for over a decade before being selected to serve
as the president of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland, New
Zealand. Over the past seven years, Dr.
Kelly guided the New Zealand College of Chiropractic through recognition by the
Ministry of Education of New Zealand and then by the Commission on
Accreditation of the Australasian Council on Chiropractic Education. During his
tenure as president, he was responsible for dramatically increasing the
international enrollment at the College while relocating the institution to a
larger campus location in Auckland.


 “Brian Kelly is, in the opinion of
the Board of Regents of the College, the perfect person to follow in Dr. Clum’s
footsteps. He has a solid track record of performance, an appreciation for the
global demands related to chiropractic education and the personal and professional
skills Life West will need as it transitions from a long-seated president to
new leadership,” commented Dr. Dieter. From the perspective of the outgoing
president, Kelly is seen as an ideal person to take the helm of Life
Chiropractic College West.

“I am
very excited about Brian following me as president of Life West,” remarked
Clum. “He is one of the shining stars of the chiropractic profession, bringing
a superb blend of experience, talent, enthusiasm and dedication to the future
of the College—I couldn’t be happier for Brian, for the Board, for the College
or for the profession!”

transition from the presidency of Dr. Clum to Dr. Kelly will take place in late
January/early February as the final details of the transition will be worked
out over the weeks ahead.


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