There is a gorgeous and important new piece of art at Life West. This piece of art celebrates our history, our legacy and our capacity for leadership, embodied by Dr. Gerry Clum.
It was an historic moment as Gerry Clum, accompanied by his wife Cathy Clum and daughter Cassie Clum first saw the portrait. The unveiling was celebrated by member of the Life West Board of Regents, members of the Life West administration and student body and the artist.
Dr. Gerry Clum was the first president of Life Chiropractic College West, holding office from January 1981 through January 2011. In his 30 years on campus he not only provided steady leadership for the college but built a reputation as friend and a mentor to many.
Dr. Clum has made a huge impact on the chiropractic profession. 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. 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.
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.
The painting is the first in a planned series of original works depicting chiropractic legends. This series will adorn the walls of the executive conference room, which is used regularly by administrators, faculty and student groups.
The portrait was painted by gifted California artist, David Dallow.