Parker University Announces New Vice President of College of Chiropractic

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After a national search to fill the position, Parker University has appointed Dr. Ashley E. Cleveland as the next vice president of the College of Chiropractic. Formerly, Dr. Cleveland was provost and associate dean of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, Kansas. She will begin her tenure as vice president of Parker University’s College of Chiropractic on November 1, 2014.

“Ashley Cleveland has been a highly successful provost and dean, respected not only at her former institution but also by her peers throughout the chiropractic education community,” said Parker University president Brian McAulay. “Her proven skill in managing multiple aspects of a chiropractic institution make her a tremendous asset to our students in the College of Chiropractic.”

At Cleveland Chiropractic College, Dr. Cleveland oversaw leadership and management of all academic and program information, resulting in improved educational outcomes and student performance throughout her 19-year tenure. Under her leadership, the college developed and subsequently expanded the ‘Teach Out’ program in partnership with various health care organizations.

“I look forward, with great enthusiasm, to serving as vice president of Parker University’s College of Chiropractic.  Working with the students and faculty to build on a strong foundation and continue to enhance the quality of chiropractic education at this pivotal time in health care is a privilege. I’m thrilled to join the Parker community,” said Dr. Cleveland.

Dr. Cleveland has also been deeply involved in the Council on Chiropractic Education, where she was elected to serve as a member of the programmatic accrediting agency for two consecutive years.

Previously, Dr. Cleveland served as teaching fellow for undergraduate programs at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in English from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she was valedictorian of her graduating class.