NY Chiropractic College names new president


Chiropractor Michael A. Mestan has been selected as the new president of New York Chiropractic College, based in Seneca Falls. He will succeed Frank J. Nicchi, who’s retiring Aug. 31.

Mestan now serves NYCC as executive vice president and provost and holds an academic appointment in the chiropractic program. He joined the college in 2002.

“Dr. Mestan is an outstanding choice,” said Thomas R. De Vita, chairman of the New York Chiropractic College board of trustees. “We are confident in his ability and excited to support him as he leads the College to even higher levels of excellence in the future.”

Mestan held positions as department head for clinical sciences, dean of the chiropractic program, and executive vice president for academic affairs before being appointed to his current position in 2010. Previously, he held academic and administrative appointments at Parker University in Dallas.

He has also practiced chiropractic and served as a diagnostic imaging consultant.

Having earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences in 1994, Mestan completed his residency in diagnostic imaging at Southern California University of Health Sciences. In 2011 he earned a master’s degree, and in 2013 a Doctor of Education degree, both in educational administration with a specialization in higher education, from the University of Rochester’s Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development in Rochester.

Mestan resides in Seneca Falls with his wife and three children.