Upon learning that Dr. Frank J. Nicchi would retire on August 31, 2017 after 37 years of service to New York Chiropractic College, the Board of Trustees acted to bestow upon him the honorific title of, "President Emeritus" effective with his retirement. According to Dr. Thomas R. De Vita, chair of the Board, this exceptional status recognizes Dr. Nicchi's outstanding and distinguished service to the College, not only during his 17 years as president, but throughout his entire tenure.
Dr. De Vita observed, "Dr. Nicchi's extraordinary commitment and contributions to the College exemplify the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, civic responsibility, vision, and leadership." "I am humbled by this recognition and hope that the future may bring new opportunities to provide service to the College,” Dr. Nicchi commented.
This designation recognizes Dr. Nicchi's continuing value as a member of the College community. As President Emeritus, Dr. Nicchi may be asked to provide counsel, or serve in various capacities for the enhancement of the New York Chiropractic College.