New York Chiropractic College president to retire next year

September 1, 2016 GMT

Frank J. Nicchi, president of the New York Chiropractic College will retire Aug. 31, 2017 after serving as president for 17 years, and working at the college for 36 years.

Nicchi was instrumental in the college’s evolution, adding several master’s degree programs including those in acupuncture, acupuncture and oriental medicine, applied clinical nutrition, human anatomy and physiology instruction, clinical anatomy and diagnostic imaging. He also helped to add a Bachelor of Professional Studies in life sciences.

“Dr. Nicchi will be greatly missed, but we know that he has left the College perfectly positioned for the transition and for an extraordinary future,” said Thomas R. De Vita, chair of the Board of Trustees for the college in a press release Wednesday.

Besides the increase in academic offerings, Nicchi said he is proud of the college’s integration with clinical opportunities through affiliations with the Veterans Administration and other health care venues.

The Succession Committee of the Board of Trustees has been actively involved in looking for a successor to Nicchi, and will make an announcement once a decision has been made.