A new identity reflecting the future direction of the university
Cleveland Chiropractic College will now be known as Cleveland University-Kansas City.
"The name change and expanded identity supports the university's degree program expansion, and is centered around the university's vision for providing leadership in health science and health promotion education," said Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, university president and leader of the university's 10-year strategic plan.
Cleveland University-Kansas City has a storied history, with doctors of chiropractic practicing in all 50 states and throughout the world. Founded as Central Chiropractic College in 1922, the school has evolved over the years.
The University's College of Health Sciences provides associate and baccalaureate degrees in human biology, with areas of emphasis in anatomy, chemistry, physiology, health promotion and research. The college also offers a master's in health promotion. The undergraduate bachelor's degree prepares the graduate for application to medical, dental and chiropractic colleges, among other first professional degree programs.
Cleveland University's College of Chiropractic offers the four-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree. The on-campus Cleveland Health Center is an integral part of the chiropractic curriculum, and serves nearly 40,000 patient visits annually.
"It is important that the name and university identity be crystal clear about where we are headed and why our university matters," said Jeff Karp, chief financial officer. "The curriculum will be expanded to include additional undergraduate and graduate programs in the near future."
Dr. Gery Hochanadel, vice president of academic affairs, comes to Cleveland University-Kansas City from Parker University in Dallas, Texas, where he served as provost. He has been instrumental in the expansion of new health services programs in higher education, delivered in both on-campus and online educational formats.
"The momentum here is palpable," Dr. Hochanadel said. "I'm pleased to be a part of such a dynamic university, and eager to help expand its footprint across the spectrum of health sciences education."
"More than 33 million adults in the U.S. seek care from doctors of chiropractic each year," said Dr. Cleveland. "Our chiropractic graduates provide a conservative model of care, encouraging the use of safe, cost-effective treatment options over potentially addictive medications, surgery and other invasive procedures for pain management."
As part of Cleveland University-Kansas City's 10-year strategic plan and growth strategy, a new public information campaign and website will launch in October. The first phase of the campaign rollout includes hosting a Discovery Day Open House on the Kansas City campus Friday, Oct. 16. Members of the public and media are invited for tours; to participate in classroom and laboratory demonstrations; to visit with alumni, faculty, and students; and to learn more about Cleveland's degree programs.