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Parker University announces new president

Maria DiDanieli   


Dec. 10, Dallas, TX – The Board of Trustees of Parker
University and Parker Seminars is pleased to announce the appointment of their
new president, Brian J. McAulay, DC, PhD.  This appointment comes after an
intensive three month search conducted by a board-appointed presidential search
committee of nine members, headed by Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., PhD, chair of the
Board of Trustees.

presidential search committee and Board of Trustees felt that Dr. McAulay was
the best choice to lead Parker into the future,” said Dr. Lassiter.  “In
the search for a new president, the search committee was mindful of the
expansion in the role and mission of the institution as a
university.   In that regard, Dr. McAulay has a PhD in business and
management, the doctor of chiropractic degree, and further professional education
at the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management, and was awarded
a post-doctoral fellowship in educational administration by the American
Council on Education.  In addition, a noteworthy aspect of his
professional experience is service as a chiropractic department chair and
teaching experience in business and management at Philadelphia University and
Temple University.”

McAulay replaces Fabrizio Mancini, DC, who has retired after serving as
president for just under fourteen years.  During his tenure with Parker,
Dr. Mancini had a significant impact on both Parker and the chiropractic
profession, raising the visibility of the profession by participating in media
efforts that reached millions of people never exposed to the chiropractic
message.  In addition, he oversaw the renaming of the institution to
Parker University in April 2011 and guided the institution through a successful
SACS reaffirmation in 2012.  From a global perspective, Dr. Mancini
oversaw the development of internship programs in foreign cities such as
Bogota, Colombia and Mexico City, Mexico and instituted Parker Seminars events
in countries including Japan, Greece and Australia.


McAulay brings experience in both the chiropractic profession and higher education
to Parker University and Parker Seminars.  Dr. McAulay’s education is
extensive with a PhD from Temple University, a doctor of chiropractic degree
from Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic and a bachelor’s of commerce from the
University of Toronto.  In addition, Dr. McAulay participated in the
American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows program and the Institute for
Educational Management (IEM) program through the Harvard Graduate School of

the past thirteen years, Dr. McAulay has served as executive vice
president/provost and interim president for Sherman College, vice-president for
academic affairs at Palmer College, and provost and executive vice
president/provost for Life University.  Each of these institutions
experienced growth and success under Dr. McAulay’s leadership.

“I am very proud to become a
part of the Parker family and I look forward to helping the institution
maintain its reputation as one of the premier schools in chiropractic
education.” said Dr. McAulay.  “While Parker’s history is rich with
tradition and success, it’s the future that is so intriguing to me.  This
is an exciting time for Parker as the institution looks to expand into new
degree programs that complement and support chiropractic.  I believe my
experience in balancing program expansion and foundational chiropractic
programs will certainly be a benefit to Parker in the coming years.”

year, Parker University developed a strategic plan that called for the
introduction of twelve new allied health programs by 2017.  The first
three degree programs, slated for introduction in January 2013, include an
associate’s degree in Radiological Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Health
Information Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration with a
Concentration in Health Care.  All three degrees were carefully selected
for introduction based on criteria including how well they support and
complement chiropractic, the job forecasts for each degree program and the
higher than average expected salaries for each profession these degrees serve.

expansion calls for a president with a unique set of skills and talents.” said
Dr. Gery Hochanadel, PhD, provost of Parker University.  “I am very
pleased with the board’s decision to hire Dr. McAulay as the next president of
Parker.  His experience in maintaining chiropractic as the foundational
program while expanding degree offerings will be critical to the future of
Parker University and the students we serve.”

addition to his role with Parker University, Dr. McAulay will also serve as
president of Parker Seminars.  With over sixty years supporting the
chiropractic profession, Parker Seminars continues to serve the profession as
the premier professional seminar dedicated to helping chiropractors and
chiropractic assistants build successful practices.  Parker Seminars has
four North American seminars planned for 2013, with the largest gathering
taking place in Las Vegas January 10-12, 2013.

“I am
very aware of the impact Parker Seminars and Dr. Parker had on the chiropractic
profession and I consider it a great honor to oversee this effort.  Parker
Seminars is the meeting place for the profession and I intend to continue
positioning Parker Seminars as a global resource for the chiropractic profession,”
said Dr. McAulay.




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