Life West achieves WSCUC accreditation

Canadian Chiropractor staff
April 24, 2017
Written by Canadian Chiropractor staff
Executives from Life West were recently in Toronto to meet with alumni, prospective students and college supporters. Among attendees are: Dr. Jimmy Nanda, Dr. Ron Oberstein, Dr. Mark Zeigler, Dr. Peter Amlinger, and Dr. Steven Silk
Executives from Life West were recently in Toronto to meet with alumni, prospective students and college supporters. Among attendees are: Dr. Jimmy Nanda, Dr. Ron Oberstein, Dr. Mark Zeigler, Dr. Peter Amlinger, and Dr. Steven Silk Photo by: Mari-Len De Guzman
Hayward, Calif. – Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW) has achieved regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Commission of Universities and College (WSCUC).

Life West interim president, Dr. Ron Oberstein congratulates the Life West team. "The Life West community continually impresses me with the level of service and commitment to excellence I see on campus every day. This victory is a win for each and every one of us and most importantly for the students who graduate from Life West and shape the future of this great profession."

WSCUC is a regional accreditation body in the U.S. covering public and private higher education institutions across California, Hawaii and the Pacific, and some institutions outside the U.S. This accreditation agency is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to certify institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid, WSCUC's website states.

Dr. Jimmy Nanda, chairman of the Life West board of regents, thanks the entire community who pulled together to make this moment a reality.

"I never doubted that this team would accomplish this important goal. The team at Life West is unparalleled in their passion, determination and commitment to producing the very best chiropractors on the planet. The entire board of regents feels great pride in this accomplishment and as an alumnus of Life West, I have never been more proud," said Nanda, who is from Oakville, Ont.

Accreditation with WSCUC represents a great step for Life West and demonstrates the quality of a Life West education. Life West began its candidacy status on July 15, 2015 and since that date many hours of diligence and planning have led to this exciting news, Life West said in a statement.

"This achievement would not have been possible without the incredible work of so many brilliant people across campus. We have had tremendous assistance from faculty, staff and administrators, working countless hours to make this vision come to life for Life West," says Life West vice-president of academic affairs, Dr. Scott Donaldson.

The future of Life West is very bright, says Oberstein. "Thank you for your support and your shared vision for what we can achieve together in chiropractic. Life West is shining at its brightest today, and I am excited to see the great accomplishments Life West will bring to the profession and to the world."

With Life West's WSCUC accreditation, students who graduate with a DC degree from LCCW can transfer those credits to other accredited undergraduate or postgraduate programs, depending on the institution, the school said.

These benefits are retroactive to all those who have graduated since Life West received candidacy status with WSCUC on July 15, 2015.

Life Chiropractic College West is also accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.

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