The Sherman College Board of Trustees and President Edwin Cordero, D.C., together will begin a presidential leadership transition. Dr. Cordero, the college’s fifth president, will complete his contract with the college on December 31, 2022. Dr. Cordero has served as the college’s president since January 1, 2013, and leaves a rich legacy.
“Sherman College holds a special place in my heart, and I am incredibly proud to have served as its president for the last decade,” Dr. Cordero said of his tenure at the institution. “I have always felt that service is a blessing, and I am truly thankful for the opportunity this role has provided to positively impact Sherman College, chiropractic education and the profession as a whole.”
Dr. Cordero will continue to oversee the college through the end of the year, while the Board of Trustees creates an expansive search committee and embarks on a search for the college’s next president. As Sherman College approaches its 50th anniversary in 2023, the board will be looking for a leader to take the institution through its next level of growth.
“The Board of Trustees is deeply grateful for all Dr. Cordero has done for Sherman College during his presidency, and will work with him for a seamless leadership transition,” said Board of Trustees Chair Judy Campanale, D.C. “He has used his unique gifts and talents to achieve increased student enrollment, greater financial security, and an unprecedented campus transformation. We wish him all the best in his future, and we look forward to his remaining a staunch supporter of Sherman College for many years to come.”
Dr. Cordero has positioned Sherman College as a preeminent chiropractic institution in the U.S. and the world – one that focuses on the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. He quickly more than doubled enrollment within the first three years of his tenure. He also sparked a growth in diversity, working to increase recruiting efforts in Puerto Rico and other areas across the nation and internationally; Hispanic students now account for more than 20 percent of total college enrollment, and Sherman students hail from 48 states and 12 countries.
In addition to increasing enrollment, Dr. Cordero has led a period of tremendous campus growth, successfully completing a $22 million campus master plan investment that featured the construction of the Gelardi Student Center (GSC), now a campus centerpiece. This facility provides students with state-of-the-art facilities and has strategically positioned the college as it continues to grow enrollment, engage with the community, and prepare students for success.
Under Dr. Cordero’s leadership, the college quickly adapted to COVID-related challenges. During his tenure, he has strengthened Sherman’s relationships and stature in the profession, bringing attention to the importance of principled chiropractic education and garnering generous philanthropic support.
Prior to joining Sherman College, Dr. Cordero ran a high volume, successful chiropractic practice for 19 years in Florida, where he served as a leader in the chiropractic profession, frequently spoke at key industry events, and participated in numerous humanitarian chiropractic mission trips. He is a 1993 graduate of Life University’s College of Chiropractic.
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 www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.
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