Wigginton named to Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents

04.28.2014 | By Amanda Booren

Wigginton named to Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents

 

PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College provost Van Wigginton was selected to serve on the Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Board of Regents, the governing body announced at a recent retreat.

Mr. Wigginton has been with San Jacinto College for nearly 20 years, beginning his tenure with the College in 1995 as a government professor. Since that time, he has served as the department chair for the department of social sciences, dean of liberal arts and sciences, and provost.

“This is a great opportunity for San Jacinto College, and I am honored that the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents selected me to serve alongside them,” said MR. Wigginton. “San Jacinto College has a proven relationship with TCC, and I look forward to expanding and enhancing our partnership as we help our students in their pursuit of higher education.”

Mr. Wigginton has worked closely with local independent school districts in developing and expanding the College’s dual credit offerings. He also coordinated the GEAR Up Program with Pasadena ISD and is active in supporting numerous ISD partnership programs. He has also taught as a lecturer in political science at the University of Houston.

“We are pleased to welcome Van to the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents,” said Dr. Monte Blue, Board Chairman. “Van has an outstanding history and career at San Jacinto College, and we look forward to his perspective on our Board.”

Mr. Wigginton serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee and on the San Jacinto YMCA Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Deer Park sponsored by the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Wigginton holds a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Houston.  He has also pursued graduate studies in political science at the University of Houston, and earned a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in government, both from Lamar University.

 

About Texas Chiropractic College
Founded in San Antonio in September 1908, TCC relocated to Pasadena in 1965 to accommodate growing enrollment and is today recognized as a leader in chiropractic education. The College’s Moody Health Center provides health services to the public, and is a model integrative health care facility featuring traditional chiropractic care, family practice by medical doctors, acupuncture and massage. Highly ranked programs, together with world-class faculty, unparalleled opportunities for hands-on training, and an uncommonly close campus community have earned TCC a reputation as one of the nation’s finest producers of skilled, thoughtful, and ethical Doctors of Chiropractic.

 

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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