Northwestern Health Sciences University names Interim President

November 04, 2013

Northwestern Health Sciences University announced that Kent Erickson, D.C., will be the Interim President and CEO, effectively immediately.

Dr. Kent Erickson has more than 30 years of experience in retail, management, business and health care, including owning a successful multidisciplinary chiropractic practice for 31 years.

Dr. Erickson graduated in 1982 from Northwestern College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Prior to attending Northwestern, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Dr. Erickson is the owner of Brookdale Health in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. His clinic includes chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists. He has been a member of the Northwestern Health Sciences University Board of Trustees since 2004.  He was elected Vice Chair in 2006 and Chair of the Board in 2008. 

He has held leadership positions and/or membership on many industry groups, including the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB), Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE) and Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA).  He previously served as Chair of the MCA Legislative Committee, Chair of the MBCE Peer Review Development Committee and Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Erickson’s position as Board Chair will be filled by Northwestern Board member David Peterson, D.C.

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

Northwestern, based in Bloomington, provides world-class professional education and research, as well as comprehensive integrated health and wellness services, to people across the United States and around the world. The university's more than 130 faculty members annually teach approximately 6,500 students and professionals pursuing degrees in accredited programs and continuing education in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and other integrative health treatments. The university, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2016, has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries worldwide.


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