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Sherman College Names President

JUNE 28, 2001 - 
 The Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D., as the college’s third president effective July 1, 2001.

Dr. Hardee first became acquainted with Sherman College and the straight chiropractic profession when he served as a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association (COA/SCASA) in 1985. He went on to serve as chairman of the Commission for four years. Hardee remembers, “When I first visited Sherman College as a member of the evaluation team, I felt there was something very special going on at the institution. I was very impressed with the senior leaders and faculty, and with the strong sense of vision and mission the college possessed. It is truly an honor to be at the helm of this great college today, and I look forward to guiding the college to even greater status and stature,” he said.

In his most recent full-time appointment, Hardee served as vice president for academic affairs at Albany State University, one of the 35 colleges within the University System of Georgia. Prior to that assignment he served as assistant to the president at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. He has been involved in educational administration for more than 30 years. He holds an Ed.D. and certificate of advanced study in educational administration from Northern Illinois University, an M.S. in science education from Fisk University and a B.S. in mathematics from Clark College.

In his first address to faculty and staff, Hardee applauded the college’s strong planning processes and expressed his confidence that the roadmap is in place to lead the college forward. His top priorities will include continuing the improvement of the academic program, helping the college build its enrollment and increasing individual gift giving and the college’s endowment.

I firmly believe the college has found in Dr. Hardee an outstanding leader who possesses not only a high level of integrity and strong skills and experience in higher education administration, but also an individual who has demonstrated over many years his unwavering commitment to Sherman College and to straight chiropractic,” Gelardi said. Hardee has served on the Sherman College Board of Trustees since 1997.

In making the announcement, Gelardi thanked Brian J. McAulay, D.C., Ph.D., for the strong leadership he provided during the past 10 months as interim president. “So much has been accomplished during this past year thanks to Dr. McAulay’s outstanding management skills, vision and commitment to the college,” Gelardi said. “The Board of Trustees sincerely appreciates the dedication, time and talent he has so generously shared with Sherman College and looks forward to his ongoing contribution to our future success.”

McAulay will continue to serve the college in the number two position as assistant to the president with responsibility for student services, planning and assessment, research, continuing education and joint responsibility for the enrollment services area. McAulay holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic, a Ph.D. in organization theory and management from Temple University and a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

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