Parker University has announced that Dr. Ken Thomas will soon serve in a new role as vice president of external affairs. Dr. Thomas has served in a variety of essential leadership roles with Parker University, most recently as vice president of academics for the past six years.Under his leadership, the doctor of chiropractic program has continued to earn recognition for excellence.
"Dr. Thomas has always demonstrated his willingness to serve Parker University in its area of greatest need and, thusly, he has now accepted an opportunity to help Parker increase the selectivity and recognition of its chiropractic program," said Dr. Gery Hochanadel, provost of Parker University.
In his new role of vice president of external affairs, Dr. Thomas will lead the creation of a cohesive and innovative external strategy to develop, implement, and manage articulation agreements with colleges and universities to facilitate enrollment of the best and brightest into Parker's doctor of chiropractic (DC) program. He will also develop and maintain relationships, both domestic and abroad, for DC educational and clinical experiences.
"I'm very excited to take on this new and important role," said Dr. Thomas. "This is a pivotal role for Parker and our chiropractic program, and I look forward to helping our DC program expand."
Dr. Thomas will remain in his current role as vice president of academics until a suitable candidate is identified and hired. Parker will open a national search to fill this position in the coming weeks.
Source: Parker University