Northwestern names new Dean

March 31, 2015

Educational, clinical expert to lead College of Chiropractic

Northwestern Health Sciences University has named Trevor Foshang as Dean of its College of Chiropractic, the largest of the university’s four core educational programs and one of the most respected chiropractic schools in the world.

Foshang begins his appointment Wednesday April 1. He comes to Northwestern with extensive experience in educational as well as clinical settings. Most recently, he was Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Parker University in Dallas, where he also served as the Director of Radiology Residency, the Director of Clinical Radiology and taught as a professor. He has owned and operated two chiropractic clinics and a radiology consulting practice.

In addition, he has served as the President of the American College of Chiropractic Radiology. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo., and an Honors Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is pursuing his Doctorate in Education from Walden University in Minneapolis with a dissertation on higher education leadership and organizational culture.

“Northwestern has an integrated health care approach behind its brand of chiropractic, and that is what attracted me to the university,” Foshang said. “The patient’s needs are the primary focus. Once we determine needs, then we can decide the best approach to care, whether that is chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture or seeing another kind of health specialist. That approach is the perfect fit for me.”

Foshang’s work has included ensuring that health care higher education increases its responsiveness, innovation and commitment to quality at a time of change for both health care and higher education. He chaired the Quality Enhancement Program at Parker, a health and wellness university focused on chiropractic education.

“Trevor is passionate about building cohesive leadership and organizational strength in higher education, particularly at a time of change,” Northwestern President Christopher Cassirer said. “He believes Northwestern is positioned well to be a dynamic leader in health care education. We’re excited for him to join us.”

Foshang is a native of Thunder Bay and will relocate to the Twin Cities area with his wife, Shari, and two children.


About Northwestern Health Sciences University

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health treatments. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit www.nwhealth.edu.


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