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NYCC Board of Trustees Meets, Salutes BLUEprint Strategic Plan's First Year

October 23, 2019 New York Chiropractic College

The New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) Board of Trustees held its annual fall meeting October 18-19, 2019, during which it noted the success of the first year of the College's strategic plan, "NYCC's 2018-2021 BLUEprint: Growing the Future Together." As well, the meeting marked several notable updates around Board membership and staffing.

*Following the BLUEprint*

Of special focus at the meeting was a report on the many successful actions taken toward realizing the goals of NYCC's BLUEprint three-year strategic plan — particularly significant given that the October meeting marked the one-year anniversary of the plan's formal adoption. Among the year's accomplishments were the first exploration phases around a new 10-year academic plan for the College; the delivery of a targeted, research-based strategic enrollment management plan; campus infrastructure improvements that included the planting of several hundred trees and shrubs native to the region, as well as renovations in the College's neuro-anatomy lab; and the creation of an alumni relations and communications plan.

"Even as we celebrate our Centennial — our first 100 years of existence — it's rewarding to help set the foundations for the College's next 100 years," said NYCC President Michael Mestan, D.C., Ed.D. "Certainly it is an exciting time at NYCC, and it's gratifying to see the great results that stem from our College community's dedication to academic excellence, leadership and professional best practices."

*In Service and Leadership*

In addition to reviewing the BLUEprint's first-year progress, the Board also marked several additional significant notes.

Frank Lizzio, D.C. '80, presided over the meeting for the first time in the role of Board chairperson. Lizzio, a member of NYCC's Board of Trustees since 2007, currently works in private practice and at the Veterans Administration in the Bronx, New York.

Karen Erickson, D.C. '88, attended her final meeting as a trustee, as she departs the Board in early 2020 at the conclusion of her term. An integrative healthcare leader and private practitioner whose wisdom has been shared in the New York Times, Oprah Magazine and on The Today Show, Erickson served on the Board for 12 years.

N. Ray Tuck Jr., D.C., was welcomed to the Board as a new incoming trustee. Tuck is immediate past president of the American Chiropractic Association and owns several chiropractic offices in Virginia.

The Board also renewed NYCC President Mestan's contract for five years, through August 2024. "We appreciate the clear leadership and vision Dr. Mestan has for the College," said Board Chairman Lizzio. "Certainly we look forward to the continuation of his work supporting our faculty, staff, students and alumni as together they build the future of health science education."

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