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  • Donald Jackson, PT, Elected President of Hastings College

    APTA member Donald Jackson, PT, was elected the 16th president of Hastings College on February 4. Located in Hastings, Nebraska, the college was founded in 1882 and has been named a "best" college by numerous publications.

    Jackson joined the college administration in the fall of 2012 after serving more than 21 years as the chief operating officer of Easter Seals. Previously, he founded and directed the expansion of Rehabilitation Systems Inc, a multistate health care company focused on physical therapy services. In addition to having served as vice chair of the Hastings College Board of Trustees, he served as vice chair of the Hastings College Foundation Board of Directors.

    Jackson is a 1970 Hastings graduate. He holds a master of science degree in rehabilitation services administration from DePaul University and a certificate in physical therapy from Northwestern University.

    APTA believes that Jackson is the first physical therapist to be elected president of a college or university in a permanent capacity.  

    Hear Jackson's comments on his new position, and a Q&A with reporters, in this video press conference


    • This is AWESOME! I'm always glad to hear great PT news in Nebraska! Congrats Donald from Cozad, NE!

      Posted by Jed Droge on 2/15/2013 11:09 PM

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