SENECA FALLS, N.Y. - The Northeast College of Health Sciences Board of Trustees held its Summer 2024 meeting on Friday, June 21, welcoming many trustees to its Seneca Falls campus as well as hosting trustees virtually from around the U.S.

Northeast College Clock Plaza

During the meeting, members of the Board heard reports from divisional committees. Trustees were particularly pleased to receive updates on the progress of the College’s new Long Island branch campus, which was recently officially approved by the New York State Board of Education. Northeast College plans to offer a branch of the College’s Doctor of Chiropractic program on Long Island this Fall 2024, pending final regulatory approvals.

The Board also received reports from both the College's Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association (SGA). Dr. Christopher Borgerding, associate professor, spoke as head of Faculty Senate, and updates from the SGA were delivered by the group’s President Lauren Williams (D.C. ‘24).

As well, the Board reviewed and approved the College’s finalized budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal and academic year.

Rosa Elected to Second Term, Padgett Celebrated

As part of the meeting, Northeast Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Rick Rosa (D.C. ’96) was elected to serve a second term, beginning June 2025. Rosa is a former College faculty member and currently owns and operates 13 clinics in the Washington, D.C. area. He has served as Northeast Board chair since June 2022.

"Dr. Rosa is an outstanding leader,” noted Northeast President Dr. Michael Mestan. “I have greatly appreciated his vision and counsel, and look forward to continuing to work with him closely as our College grows and evolves.”

Trustees and guests also celebrated Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Kenneth Padgett’s 95 birthday at that evening’s board dinner. Padgett served as the College’s third president, beginning in 1989 until his retirement in 2000.

About the Board

The members of the Northeast Board of Trustees each bring deep experience in several diverse, key areas of professional expertise, including health sciences, education, financial management and marketing. The Board convenes three times a year to meet with senior leadership of the College, and is collectively dedicated to supporting the mission, values and strategic success of the College.

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For more than a century, Northeast College of Health Sciences has been dedicated to training healthcare’s future leaders. At Northeast, health and wellness are our central focus, driving everything we do. The College’s graduate and undergraduate academic programs in areas such as chiropractic, nutrition, human anatomy instruction, massage therapy, and the imaging sciences are rooted in Northeast’s mission and commitment to academic excellence, leadership and professional best practices.  From our 286-acre main campus in N.Y.’s Finger Lakes and our state-of-the-art branch campus on Long Island to our renowned faculty of expert practitioners, Northeast College provides a transformative educational experience, 100% dedicated to health sciences.

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