A chancellor for our times

A chancellor for our times

Spring 2010

Davenport Campus

New honors and appointments for administrators and alumni

Dr. Percuoco appointed VCA and elected as CCE Councilor

Robert “Bucky” Percuoco, D.C., has been appointed Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA) for the College. Dr. Percuoco was identified from a pool of 12 local and national candidates for the position. As VCA, he oversees all matters of academic affairs on each of the three campuses, and also serves as a member of the College’s Administrative Team. A 1983 Davenport Campus graduate, he has been in faculty and administrative roles on that campus for the past 25 years, most recently serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs for Assessment and then Senior Director for Assessment.

“Dr. Percuoco has proven his leadership in numerous ways for both the Davenport Campus and the College as a whole,” said Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. “His efforts in the areas of academic and institutional assessment have been invaluable to Palmer, especially his contributions toward obtaining regional accreditation for all three campuses through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.”

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Percuoco was recently elected as a Councilor of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). Of the 24 Councilors, only seven are elected by the presidents of CCE-accredited colleges. The CCE Council serves as the policy and decisionmaking body of the CCE and performs all of the functions of a board of directors. In addition, it is responsible for all matters pertaining to the accreditation status of Doctor of Chiropractic programs, institutions housing D.C. programs or solitary purpose chiropractic institutions.

Dr. Weinert named Interim VPAA

Dan Weinert, D.C., M.S., DACRB, has been appointed to the position of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this role, he is serving as the lead academic administrator on the Davenport Campus. He is responsible for developing and managing the educational programs and academic support activities on the Davenport Campus, including the D.C., graduate and undergraduate programs.

A magna cum laude graduate from Palmer’s Davenport Campus in 1996, Dr. Weinert earned his Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board in 2000. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in higher education, policy and leadership at the University of Iowa. He served as Dean of Academic Programs on the Davenport Campus from 2006 to the present, and was the Diagnosis and Radiology Department chair prior to that. In addition to his administrative role, Dr. Weinert is a professor in the Life Sciences Department and has taught Biochemistry since 2001.

Dr. Killinger named Academic of the Year by ACA

Lisa Killinger, D.C., Davenport ’83, director of Diagnosis and Radiology and professor on the Davenport Campus, was honored last fall by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) with its Academic of the Year award. Dr. Killinger was presented the award during the ACA’s annual House of Delegates Meeting in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 23-26. The Academic of the Year award recognizes an individual for his or her efforts in advancing the profession through academic or educational excellence.

ACA names Dr. Haldeman Researcher of the Year

Scott Haldeman, D.C., Davenport ’64, M.D., Ph.D., is the recipient of the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) 2009 Researcher of the Year award. Dr. Haldeman received the award during the ACA’s annual House of Delegates Meeting. The national award recognizes those individuals who are leading the profession in chiropractic research.

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