Gelardi Retires from Sherman College Board of Trustees

MAY 15, 2002 - 
 Thomas A. Gelardi, D.C., chairman of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic's Board of Trustees, has announced that he will not seek another term as a Board member upon the expiration of his current term on May 31, 2002. In one of his final actions as chairman of the Board, Dr. Gelardi will lead the investiture ceremony of Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D., on May 24, 2002. A new chair will be appointed at the Board's next meeting, May 26-27, 2002.

Gelardi founded Sherman College in 1973, fulfilling a long-standing dream of advancing the chiropractic profession centered on the vertebral subluxation. He led the college's progress for nearly three decades. Gelardi served as Sherman College's first president until 1996 and was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1997.

"As founder and first president of Sherman College, there are few that have contributed more to promoting the chiropractic profession than Dr. Thom Gelardi," said Sherman College President Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D. "From the day that I first met Dr. Gelardi in 1983, I have been greatly impressed with his honesty, integrity and passion for the chiropractic profession. He has been a personal mentor and friend as I have made the transition from general education to chiropractic education administration. I know that his continued participation in chiropractic will add greatly to the profession."

Among the many accomplishments during his tenure as president, Dr. Gelardi brought the college to full accreditation with the Council on Chiropractic Education, acceptance in almost all states and began a trend of rapidly rising enrollment.

Gelardi says that being associated with Sherman College has been "a privilege and joy beyond measure." He adds that one of the personal rewards of his association with the Sherman College is "the high caliber of people on and off the campus, both chiropractors and friends of chiropractic, with whom I have been privileged to associate and befriend."

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