Cleveland University Joins KICA


Cleveland University Kansas City Joins Statewide Association

The Historic Chiropractic Institution becomes the 19th member of the Kansas Independent College Association

For Immediate Release

Topeka, KS

April 8th, 2016: Cleveland University-Kansas City, has joined the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) as their 19th member institution. KICA, founded in 1970, is a not-for-profit organization that works to support, develop, and enhance the competitive standing of its members in order to assure opportunity and choice in higher education for all students.

To be a KICA member institution, a Kansas College or University must be (1) Independent, (2) Nonprofit, (3) Regionally accredited, and (4) Undergraduate degree-granting. As Cleveland University-Kansas City, long acclaimed for its outstanding work in the field of chiropractic medicine, meets those four criteria, Dr. David Spittal, KICA Board Chair stated; “KICA is pleased to welcome Cleveland University to our organization. Their commitment to excellence and student success aligns with the goals and values of our member institutions. We anticipate new opportunities from this partnership.”

Cleveland University-Kansas City offers a balanced approach to the chiropractic and health sciences to foster a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are bonded by a passion to help each other succeed. Dr. Carl Cleveland, III, President of Cleveland University-Kansas City: “It a great honor to participate as a member of the KICA, and we value the opportunity for Cleveland administrators and faculty to have access to the services available through the association. Being part of the association that represents a voice and advocate for private post-secondary education at the state and federal level is most appreciated.”

The Association’s membership also includes Baker University, Benedictine College, Bethany College, Bethel College, Central Christian College, Donnelly College, Friends University, Hesston College, Kansas Wesleyan University, Manhattan Christian College, McPherson College, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Newman University, Ottawa University, Southwestern College, Sterling College, Tabor College, and the University of Saint Mary.

As to the accomplishment of growing the organization’s membership, KICA President, Matt Lindsey shared, “It’s exciting to welcome such an accomplished health-focused institution like Cleveland University-Kansas City to our association. It demonstrates that KICA is a sought-after resource for Kansas’ non-profit colleges. And more importantly, the addition of Cleveland University broadens our network and opens up new opportunities for all of our members to learn from their experiences and share our own, all to the benefit of our students.”


For More Information, contact Jesyca Hope, Director of Member Programs, at or 785-235-9877