Palmer Has New Vice President

From Media Relations; Palmer Chiropractic University System

Dr. David Koch Named Palmer’s Vice President for Professional and International Affairs

Davenport, Iowa – Guy Riekeman, D.C., president, Palmer colleges of chiropractic, education and research, has announced the appointment of David Koch, D.C., to serve as Vice President for Professional and International Affairs, effective immediately.

Dr. Koch, 50, will join the President’s Cabinet and represent the three colleges of the Palmer Chiropractic University System in various capacities throughout the educational community and the world, according to Dr. Riekeman.

“As the president of three chiropractic colleges and the Research Center, I have day-to-day responsibilities at each location. Notwithstanding these commitments, I frequently need to serve as our ambassador to the outside world. There are major chiropractic developments happening in Brazil, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in addition to the United States. With Dr. Koch’s support as a Palmer Chiropractic University System representative I will be able to operate more efficiently and enhance Palmer’s leadership capacity,” he said.

Dr. David KochDr. Koch joined the Palmer faculty in 2001, following four years as president of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. Since coming to Palmer he has taught chiropractic philosophy, acted as a presidential adviser and served on various planning committees.

“I still plan to teach and maintain that vital interaction with students,” said Dr. Koch, “but this new job will be an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and to help carry the Palmer Chiropractic message to audiences worldwide. Palmer’s reputation as the flagship of the profession is well established, but we must do more than just maintain that tradition. We must fulfill our responsibility to that tradition by providing ongoing leadership for the profession every day.”

Dr. Koch, who resides in Davenport, Iowa, is a 1980 graduate of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic. He is the author of numerous articles and has lectured extensively throughout the United States. As a chiropractic philosophic researcher, his field of interest lies in expanding and updating chiropractic’s philosophic paradigm.

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