Ervin Malcheff, D.C., graduated
from Palmer College
of Chiropractic’s Davenport
Campus in 1969. While
there, Dr. Malcheff was a
John Connolly Memorial
Award recipient, a class
president, a Campus
Guide, and founder and
president of the first Toastmasters club on campus. He and his
wife, Carol Malcheff, D.C., Davenport ’70, operate practices in
Hillsdale and Jonesville, Mich. Dr. Malcheff is a member of the
Michigan Association of Chiropractors. He also has been a
member of the International Chiropractors Association, the
American Chiropractic Association and the Michigan Political
Action Committee. Active in his church and community service
organizations, Dr. Malcheff became the first chiropractor to join
the staff of the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He is a
charter member of Palmer College’s Presidents Club, a founding
member of the Heritage Endowment Society and a Fellow
of the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic. Dr. Malcheff was
appointed to the Palmer Board of Trustees in 2008.
What strengths do you bring to the Board?
My past experience, both professional and entrepreneurial, has
helped me to better understand the many challenges D.C.s
encounter. My wife of 50 years, Dr. Carol, and I have been in
practice at the same location in Hillsdale, Mich., for 40 years.
Seven years ago, we opened a second practice three miles away
in Jonesville, Mich. In addition to myself, each office has two
full-time Palmer D.C.s who have privileges in the local hospital.
What issues in the chiropractic profession or
in education concern you most?
To continue our pre-eminence in chiropractic education, we
must strive for improvement to keep pace with the changes
and demands constantly placed on the delivery of health care.
Palmer grads may rest assured that they have acquired the
best education available in the science, philosophy and art
of chiropractic. Palmer is also at the forefront of chiropractic
research, and has the premier center for business and development
in which students can participate.
What is your vision of the three Palmer
campuses in 25 years?
Because of the lightning fast changes in technology, it is anyone’s
guess how information will be delivered a quarter century
from now. Vision, innovation and imagination have forever
been present at Palmer College. From our humble birth over
a century ago, we have grown from a one-room school to three
What have you enjoyed most about being
a member of the Board?
I am honored to have been selected to sit on the Board of Trustees,
and will do all I can for my alma mater, which has done so much
for me. I have also enjoyed meeting and interacting with those
board members who are not D.C.s. Their selfless contributions
of wisdom and energy are exceeded only by their dedication to
What are your favorite memories of your
time as a student at Palmer?
Our class thought of itself as being a part of the Palmer family.
Dr. Dave was our beloved president, his lovely daughters,
Bonnie, Jenny and Vickie, who were high school students
at that time, were frequently on campus performing various
duties. Dr. Agnes, along with her other talents, had a trained
operatic voice and would, on occasion, entertain us with song.
It is difficult for me to adequately describe the comfort it was
to our student body that the family of the founder of our profession
was with us.