Sherman College of Chiropractic names Dr. Jack Bourla New President

New President

The Sherman College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees has named Dr. Jack Bourla to become the sixth president of the college as it enters its 50th year in 2023. He will begin his tenure at Sherman College on December 1, 2022, and follows Dr. Edwin Cordero, who announced that he would be leaving the college at the end of the year.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude for the contributions that Dr. Edwin Cordero has made to the advancement of Sherman College and guiding us back to prominence after successfully navigating some difficult times in our history. Dr. Bourla and Dr. Cordero are working together to ensure a seamless transition for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters,” said Dr. Shawn Dill, Chairman of the Sherman College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees.

“Dr. Bourla is the right person for this next chapter in the history of Sherman College. He has tirelessly represented the philosophy of chiropractic and has been aligned with the vision of the college since becoming a chiropractor. His blend of experience in chiropractic education as well as his success in private practice make him the right choice for Sherman College at this time,” added Dr. Dill.

Around the chiropractic profession, Dr. Bourla is known for his compassionate leadership style, command of the chiropractic philosophy, and diplomatic handling of diverse opinions in the field.

“I look forward to building on the success and growth of Sherman College and ensuring that the college is primed for the changing ways of higher education. I will be a champion for our students, faculty, and staff. And most importantly, I will use this opportunity to further protect the principles of chiropractic upon which the college was built,” said Dr. Bourla.

Dr. Bourla is the owner of Providence Chiropractic Center in Redwood City, California and a 1997 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West. In addition to providing chiropractic care to his community for the past 25 years, he has served the profession in many ways: as Dean of Clinics at the Life Chiropractic College West Health Center, an 11 year member of Sherman College’s Regent Program, as an active member of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO) where he has been a board member, three-time president and a two term board chair, a committed member of the Delta Sigma Chi fraternity, and an international speaker promoting the purity of chiropractic.


The Sherman College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees invites you to join us in welcoming Dr. Bourla to the Sherman community as we continue to stand out as the premier chiropractic educational institution that is dedicated to educating and preparing doctors of chiropractic who are focused on analyzing and correcting vertebral subluxations.

Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit or call 800-849-8771.


For more information, please contact:

Jillian Farrell, D.C.

Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 265