10/24/2016

Alumnus Appointed President of New York Chiropractic College

Michael A. MestanNew York Chiropractic College (NYCC) has named Warner School alumnus Michael A. Mestan ‘11W (MS), ‘13W (EdD), current executive vice president and provost of NYCC, as its next president. Mestan will step into his new leadership role on August 31, 2017.
 
Chair of the NYCC Board of Trustees, Thomas R. De Vita, described Mestan as an outstanding choice. “We are confident in his ability and excited to support him as he leads the College to even higher levels of excellence in the future,” De Vita added in a NYCC news release.
 
Mestan began his career at NYCC in 2002, and has served in various administrative positions there, including department head for clinical sciences, dean of the chiropractic program, and executive vice president for academic affairs, before being appointed to his current position in 2010. Formerly, he held academic and administrative appointments at Parker University in Dallas, Texas.
 
“It is a great honor to have the opportunity to serve NYCC as its next president,” said Mestan as he reflected on his appointment. “The College has a rich history of great leaders, faculty, and alumni who serve the public through academic excellence, quality patient care, and professional leadership. I accept the responsibility of keeping NYCC moving into the future while advancing our mission and never forgetting who we are and where we came from.”
 
He earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in educational administration with a specialization in higher education from the Warner School and a doctor of chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences.
 
“My colleagues and I who had the pleasure of working with Dr. Mestan during his time at the Warner School are thrilled by this news,” said Karen DeAngelis, associate dean for academic programs, associate professor and chair of educational leadership at Warner. “Mike is a thoughtful, highly-skilled leader who is strongly committed to research-based best practice. We know that he will have great success in his new role as president of NYCC.”
 
For more information on NYCC, click HERE or visit: http://www.nycc.edu/news/newsitem.asp?id=265
 

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