McAulay Steps Down; Board Names Zuker Interim President Parker University

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The Parker University Board of Trustees has announced that Brian J. McAulay, D.C., Ph.D., stepped down as President of the University effective March 1, 2016. Dr. McAulay joined Parker in March 2013.

“It has been so gratifying to lead Parker during this exciting time of growth, and I have truly loved becoming part of the Parker family and its steadfast commitment to loving service,” McAulay said.

“The Board is sincerely grateful for the contributions Dr. McAulay has made as president,” said Dr. Oliver “Bud” Smith, Chair of the Board. “He leaves the University well positioned for continued success, and we wish him well in his future in higher education leadership.”

Fred Zuker, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Vice President of Advancement, will transition into the role of Interim President while the Board undertakes a search to identify Parker’s next president.

About Parker University
Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic and other leaders in health care-related professions. Parker University offers twelve different degree programs as well as continuing education specializations and certifications. Parker University also includes the Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; two chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at