Creating More ‘TORS

Creating More ‘TORS
Making Sherman Roar

Edwin Cordero, D.C.

TCL would like to honor Dr. Cordero as one of a select group of chiropractic college presidents who are making great strides in taking ‘TIC around the world. His strong philosophic roots were nurtured at Life Chiropractic College, where he graduated in 1993. Dr. Cordero then spent nineteen years in practice, engaging in mission trips, serving the Costa Rican Olympic team, and presenting around the world at various chiropractic events as a motivational speaker.

In addition to his work sharing ‘TIC in other countries, Dr. Cordero has led Sherman College, where he assumed the presidency in 2013, in the creation of increased opportunities for its students to care for collegiate athletes, hospice patients and military veterans. Additionally, under Dr. Cordero’s leadership, enrollment at Sherman College has more than doubled, which will ultimately also more than double the number of graduates spreading principled chiropractic around the world.

 

TCL: For which professional achievements will you most want to be acknowledged?

Cordero: Becoming the first president of a chiropractic college who graduated from Life University.

TCL: What project are you working on now (or have worked on recently) that you are most excited about and would like more people to know about?

Cordero: Bringing Sherman College and principled chiropractic to the world.

TCL readers who would like additional details will be interested to learn that, since his presidency began in 2013, Dr. Cordero and Sherman College have:

  • Dramatically grown enrollment from 190 to more than 400 students over the last four years, while chiropractic colleges across the nation remain stagnant in enrollment.
  • Maintained an aggressive travel, speaking and recruiting schedule. Dr. Cordero hit the ground running from the day he set foot on campus. He has kept a demanding travel schedule filled with events to promote the college, raise funds and friends, and recruit new students.
  • Signed academic partnership agreements and created pre-chiropractic programs with institutions across the nation and around the world to promote its doctor of chiropractic program and enrich scholarship opportunities for faculty and students, including:
    • Spartanburg Methodist College
    • Virginia College
    • Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico
    • The Medical School of Southeast University (MSSEU) in China
    • Universidad de Iberoamerica (UNIBE) in San José, Costa Rica
    • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
    • Universidad Central de Bayamón in Puerto Rico
    • Palm Beach State College in Florida
  • Instituted the Practice Success Program, an innovative 12-quarter program designed to prepare our students for success in business. Chiropractic college graduates need to understand the practical elements that go into establishing and growing a successful practice. Through a partnership with TLC4Superteams, the Practice Success Program brings our expert faculty and experienced, successful field doctors together to provide intensive training for our students each quarter. Sherman College is the only school working on business preparedness to this level so it can give its students the best experience possible.
  • Become the first chiropractic partner of Access Health of Spartanburg, with the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center providing top quality chiropractic care to Access Health’s medically underserved population in Spartanburg County.
  • Partnered with the Spartanburg Academic Movement, a commitment to increase the importance placed on academic achievement for every child, from cradle to career, in Spartanburg County. This commitment will advance selected indicators of community well-being: civic and public health, social and natural environments and economic development.
  • Joined forces with Spartanburg Methodist College to form a collaborative agreement and provide chiropractic care for the benefit of SMC student athletes, contributing to their enhanced performance.
  • Begun developing a partnership with Hospice Care of South Carolina (HCSC), for Sherman College interns to care for Hospice patients, making a larger community impact and engaging and serving the community in meaningful ways.
  • Been named to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list three years in a row, a designation given to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
  • Established a President’s Assembly program to bring top notch speakers to campus and keep students inspired during their day-today studies. Assemblies are held approximately twice each quarter.

Improved the college’s campus and facilities. Campus improvements aimed at further growth and continuous improvement have been plentiful. These changes have enhanced student learning, given the college more versatile spaces, expanded patient care options and will accommodate continued growth.

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:

TCL readers who would like more information about the variety of projects in which Sherman is involved are invited to contact the colllege’s public relations director, Karen Rhodes, at krhodes@sherman.edu.

 Readers who would like to contact Dr. Cordero directly may email ecordero@sherman.edu.

 

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