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Sherman College names president

Staff Report
Published Nov. 13, 2012

Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg has named Dr. Edwin Cordero as the college’s fifth president, effective Jan. 1.

“I am confident that Dr. Cordero will lead the college and its students to face the contemporary demands and health care needs of the public while holding steadfast to the traditional values upon which Sherman College was founded,” said Dr. Peter Kevorkian, the Sherman Board of Trustees chair, in a news release. “We look forward to all we will accomplish under Dr. Cordero’s leadership and guidance.”

Sherman College’s search for the next president began in May after Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer announced he would be stepping down. After reviewing 20 applications and conducting preliminary interviews, the board narrowed the field to three candidates last month: Cordero, Dr. Joe Donofrio and Dr. Shawn Powers.

Schwartzbauer continued to serve as the college’s leader while the board conducted its search. His contract ends Dec. 31.

“So much has been accomplished during the past five years thanks to Dr. Schwartzbauer’s vision and his faithful service to the Sherman College,” Kevorkian said. “The Board of Trustees sincerely appreciates the dedication, time and talent he generously shared with the college during his tenure.”

Cordero, a 1993 graduate of Life University’s College of Chiropractic, is a practicing chiropractor in Boynton Beach, Fla. Fluent in Spanish, Cordero practiced in Puerto Rico for a year before establishing his current private practice in Florida in 1995.

He served as chiropractor for the Costa Rican team in the Central American Olympic Games for eight years. He frequently speaks at chiropractic associations, conferences and other organizations around the world. The Florida Chiropractic Society named him Chiropractor of the Year in 2011.

“My vision as president is to lead Sherman College in becoming the preeminent chiropractic school in the U.S. and the world, and to strengthen its cultural legacy of outstanding academics, chiropractic philosophy, excellent faculty, technique and research,” Cordero said in a news release.

Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as primary health care professionals.

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