Chancellor Marchiori on Palmer’s healthier tomorrow
“What gets measured, gets managed,” said Palmer Chancellor and CEO Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., Davenport ’90, during his presentation during Davenport campus Homecoming 2017, about Palmer’s healthier tomorrow. Dr. Marchiori highlighted several points on the topic of jobs and institutional resources important to Palmer’s success:
- Provide high-quality jobs for Palmer graduates. “Nearly 90 percent of our graduates College-wide are in private chiropractic practice within the first year of graduation,” he said. “We want all our graduates to have immediate success.” There are an average of 3,100 job postings on the Palmer CareerNetwork each year, “so considering that half our graduates open their own practice, our CareerNetwork translates to three posted job opportunities for every student we matriculate who will be looking for a position.”
- Keep the cost of education and tuition low. Palmer’s tuition rate increases over the past several years has been stable and flat, with increases at about two percent per year, similar to the inflation numbers of the College’s institutional costs, not substantially higher. Palmer’s tuition is squarely in the middle of all chiropractic programs, and considering cost-of-living in our campus regions, plus other factors, Palmer’s value proposition is very high.
- Make sure Palmer College is a good steward of its resources. Palmer’s endowment is the largest of the chiropractic schools, but it still needs to grow. Much like a household retirement account, our endowment yields institutional stability. “And, specific to donors’ wishes, a portion of the endowed funds may be directed back to the educational process through scholarships to reduce the growing costs of education,” he said.