Advisory Board Member Dr. Richard DiBacco Honored with Emeritus Status
The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) Advisory Board serves to provide leadership in the growth and development of the college, to raise, and recommend disbursement of funds for the benefit of the college and to perform any and all other functions necessary to accomplish said purpose. In 2022, Dr. Richard DiBacco was honored with Emeritus Status. Emeritus Status is given to members of the board who have completed outstanding, loyal, and faithful service, and whom are appointed at the recommendation of the board and the campus dean. As an Emeritus member, Dr. DiBacco shall be available for consultation and advice, and may attend any and all meetings of the board, but shall not be entitled to vote.
Dr. Richard D. DiBacco is a 1967 graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has served on the KSUCPM Advisory Board since 2007, holding officer positions, first as part of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Board of Trustees until 2012, and then in an advisory capacity when the college became a part of Kent State University. Throughout his career, Dr. DiBacco has been honored with various awards including an induction into the KSUCPM Hall of Fame Society in 2014. Since 2013, Dr. DiBacco has served as the President of the Board for the College’s Foot and Ankle Clinic, and has played an instrumental role in the implementation of the vision, mission, and goals for the clinic, which aligns with the college’s mission.
Dr. DiBacco is a leader in demonstrating what it means to be an active, dedicated, and supportive advisory board member through his advocating for students, the college, and the greater podiatric medical community. To honor him with Emeritus status is a wonderful way for KSUCPM to show its appreciation for his passion and valued contributions over the years.
On behalf of the advisory board and the entire KSUCPM community, we thank you for your service!