Gerard W. Clum, D.C., a 1973 Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate has been a faculty member at Palmer College of Chiropractic, a founding faculty member at Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) and first president of Life Chiropractic College West holding office from January 1981 through January 2011. Dr. Clum served on the board of directors or as an officer of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the Chiropractic Summit and the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC). He presently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the F4CP, as Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC) and as a member of the Council of the WFC.
Since retiring from the presidency of Life West as President Emeritus he accepted an appointment as Presidential Liaison for External Affairs at Life University. He has also been appointed the Director of The Octagon, a think-tank sponsored by Life University. Dr. Clum was also recently named Director of the newly formed Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics at Life University. In addition, he serves as a consultant and expert witness in matters related to chiropractic practice/care. He has been recognized as “Chiropractor of the Year” by ICA, “Man of the Year” by Dynamic Chiropractic and as one of the top five leaders of the chiropractic profession in a Dynamic Chiropractic readers’ poll. Dr. Clum was the 2014 recipient of the Lee-Homewood Award of the Association for the History of Chiropractic. He has lectured throughout the world and has been recognized and honored for his efforts over the years by international, national, state and local groups.