Dr. Reich to Take Helm at SCO

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Dr. Lewis Reich

Dr. Lewis Reich

An investiture ceremony for Dr. Lewis Reich, the new President of Southern College of Optometry (SCO), is planned for May 13 in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Reich, who had been serving as Interim President, will be formally installed as the college’s seventh president.

Also: SCO planned to award two honorary degrees at its commencement ceremony in May. U.S. Senator Dr. John Boozman, a 1977 SCO graduate and the only optometrist serving on Capitol Hill, will receive the honorary Doctor of Ocular Science degree. President Emeritus Dr. William E. Cochran, a 1968 SCO graduate, will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Dr. Cochran served as ASCO President during his tenure as SCO President (1984-2007) and was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2012.