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President’s Message

Welcome to South Baylo University School of Oriental Medicine! This is one of the oldest institutions, where you can experience the excitement of learning and the attainment of quality education in Acupuncture, Herbology, and Oriental Medicine.

As a leader in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine education, SBU pursues its Mission by providing excellence in teaching in a student-centered environment. SBU’s commitment to improving patient healthcare and education means that our students benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques that are integrated into the SBU healthcare approach. Our faculty, students, and staff work together to advance knowledge in both Eastern and Western sciences to improve quality of education.

As one of the finest and largest Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools in the nation, SBU strives to offer you a challenging AOM primary healthcare professional program in three languages (Chinese, English, and Korean).

Through its research activities, SBU attempts to discover knowledge about more effective therapeutic methods and the scientific foundations of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. SBU supports faculty and students in their research endeavors and ensures the integrity of its research by strict adherence to the highest ethical standards.

I sincerely hope you sense in this school website the essence of South Baylo University School of Oriental Medicine being a progressive University of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where experienced and caring faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching, student learning, and achievement.

Edwin D. Follick, President

Biography of the President

Edwin D Follick was born in Glendale, California. He grew up in Los Angeles with a next-door neighbor who was a chiropractor and department chair of physical education at a local high school. After graduating from Pasadena City College, he earned his BA and MA degrees at California State University Los Angeles in social science and education respectively. The MA in social science and MPA degrees were earned at Pepperdine University. Continued research in the social sciences enabled Dr Follick to complete advanced study at St Andrew’s Theological Intercollegiate London for which he was granted the PhD and DTheol degrees with dissertation submissions. The PhD dissertation was entitled The Cultural Influence of Mormonism in Early Nineteenth Century America, and the DTh thesis was Jonathan Edwards: A Study in Colonial American Theology and Philosophy. He subsequently served as a professor of theology before being elected a fellow.  After returning from military service as a chaplain’s assistant with the US Army air defense command in Chicago, he enrolled at the University of Southern California which ultimately led to the MS LS, MEd, and AdvMEd degrees for service as a library administrator. California state teaching credentials including the general secondary, librarianship, standard junior college, supervision, administration, and counseling have afforded Dr. Follick an opportunity to complete a 38 year career with Los Angeles from junior high through junior college levels.  Later, study at California College of Law and Blackstone Law School resulted in the LLB degree, and with continued study, the JD degree was granted for a thesis entitled The Element of Discretion Inherent in Administrative Adjudication. Service as a law librarian followed at Glendale University College of Law. Finally Dr. Follick served as library director at Cleveland College Los Angeles in what is now Cleveland University Kansas City, and earned his DC degree; continuing at Cleveland he was appointed a professor of jurisprudence, director of education, dean of student affairs, dean of education, and finally the rector as chaplain of the university. Upon being granted a third sabbatical from Los Angeles a study of business applications to professional schools was initiated at Antioch University Los Angeles which led to the MA thesis in organizational management titled Chiropractic Education: A Management Analysis of Professional Study for the 1990’s. Coming to South Baylo University 17 years ago it has been a pleasure to serve as a director of university libraries and at California University of Management and Science as well. Dr Follick has also taught classes in sociology, social welfare, world history, business law, organizational development, healthcare law, and business English. On February 15th, 2018 it was an especial honor to be elected as the third president of South Baylo University.

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