Dr. Edwin Cordero began his tenure as the fifth president of Sherman College of Chiropractic in January 2013 and is responsible for guiding the direction of a chiropractic college he believes has profoundly influenced – and will continue to shape – the chiropractic profession.
He ran a successful chiropractic office for 19 years, frequently speaks at key industry events, and is dedicated to serving the profession, having participated in many humanitarian chiropractic mission trips.
He is bilingual in Spanish and English and served as chiropractor for the Costa Rican team in the Central American Olympic Games for eight years.
The Florida Chiropractic Society named him Chiropractor of the Year in 2011.
Dr. Cordero has mentored students and chiropractors through motivational speaking engagements for the past five years at chiropractic associations, conferences and other organizations around the world.
He is leading Sherman College in becoming the preeminent chiropractic school in the U.S. and the world, and he is strengthening the college’s cultural legacy of outstanding academics, chiropractic philosophy, excellent faculty, technique and research.
Since his presidency began in 2013, Dr. Cordero and Sherman College have:
· Grown enrollment from 190 to 350 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 an aggressive 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 – Spartanburg, SC
• Virginia College – Spartanburg, SC
• Universidad Católica 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
· Been engaged in relations with a chiropractor regarding partnering with the one chiropractic school in Chile and working with a Sherman alum regarding relations with Universidad IUEM in Metepec, Mexico.
· 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, 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 has been plentiful. These changes have enhanced student learning, given the college more versatile spaces, expanded patient care options and will accommodate continued growth.