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August 17, 2009

Leadership Change at Southern California University of Health Sciences

The Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) Board of Regents has announced the appointment of John Scaringe, DC, as the university's interim president, effective Aug. 16, 2009, following the resignation of Dr. Ronald Kraft, who stepped down to pursue other professional opportunities.

Dr. Scaringe has served as vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at SCU since 2006. He began his career at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) as faculty in 1991. Dr. Scaringe served as chair of the Chiropractic Procedures Department and the Department of Diagnosis for LACC before directing the University Health Center in Whittier, the largest outpatient care facility at SCU. In 2001, he became dean of clinical education and chief of staff, and in 2005 was named dean of LACC.

Dr. Scaringe is a published author and has served as the associate editor for the Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation and on the editorial advisory board of Manual Therapy. He is a frequent lecturer on sports medicine and manual therapy-related topics and has cared for elite amateur and professional athletes worldwide. In addition to private practice and over 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Scaringe currently serves on the Council on Chiropractic Education.

Dr. Scaringe holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College and a master's of science degree in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. He is a diplomate and past president of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, and is currently pursuing his EdD in educational leadership at California State University, Long Beach.

Source: Southern California University of Health Sciences

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