The Success Strategies program at Cleveland Chiropractic College has received a $250,000 grant from the William M. Harris Family Foundation. This grant will expand the Success Strategies program, which is dedicated to enhancing professional opportunities for its students at both the Kansas City and Los Angeles campuses.
Under the leadership of Dr. John Nab, vice president of professional development, the Success Strategies program continues to expand its services, focusing on developing business skills and good business practices.
“Dr. William Harris was a visionary and savvy businessman who traveled and taught dependable business practices. This is exactly the kind of business training program that Dr. William Harris would champion,” stated Dr. Carl Cleveland III, president of the Cleveland Chiropractic College.
The Success Strategies program provides: overall career counseling; practice management resources; new doctor seminars; networking opportunities with alumni and other field practitioners; and training in areas such as patient education, health presentations to the public and spinal screenings. It also assists with: the development of business and marketing plans; enhancing business success skills; identifying practice opportunities (associateships, partnerships, practices for sale, space for rent, equipment for sale); and applying for state licensure.
“The William M. Harris Family Foundation is delighted to be a part of the Success Strategies program at Cleveland Chiropractic College,” said Jane Goodwin, administrator and secretary/treasurer of the Foundation’s board of directors. “During his lifetime, Dr. Harris was very involved in promoting successful management and business techniques to chiropractors and to others, and the program at Cleveland would be something he felt was valuable. We are happy to continue Dr. Harris’ vision.”
Affectionately referred to as the “man in the red cap,” Harris was widely recognized as a philanthropist who made significant contributions to the profession. A skilled businessman and investor, Harris established his foundation in the 1980s to donate funding for chiropractic research and education. Harris passed away on Nov. 9, 2008.