International University Systems

History of QVIUS

In the fall of 1972, Dr. Arthur J. Garrow formulated the basic concepts for a university that would bring the professions together to produce doctors of high quality, who were free from the limitations of academic bias. Arthur J. Garrow, D.C. became the founding president of the University of Pasadena. At the time, he was maintaining a private practice and serving on the faculty of local chiropractic college in Los Angeles.

The university officially opened its doors and began instruction of a Doctorate of Chiropractic Program in February 1973 in the city of Pasadena, CA. The fundamental mission of the University of Pasadena was to be a functional center for higher learning. The University was initially intended to have a number of colleges teaching an array of subjects from a vitalistic point of view, and producing students who were well grounded in the dynamic philosophy of Life, Health and Healing.

The name of the institution was officially changed to The Pasadena College of Chiropractic in January 1978. In 1989, the Board of Trustees of the school voted to change the school's name from Pasadena College of Chiropractic to the Southern California College of Chiropractic and the school was moved from the city of Pasadena to the city of Pico Rivera, CA.

In April of 1996, Southern California College of Chiropractic bestowed its final Doctor of Chiropractic Degrees and ceased operation of the school of chiropractic, bringing to an end over 25 years of producing well trained doctors of chiropractic. The International College of Homeopathy now integrated into the Quantum University continued in the spirit of training functional physicians by teaching Classical Homeopathy to health care professionals throughout the United States. Dr. Floyd continued to serve as president of the International College of Homeopathy while reforming Quantum University. Dr. David Prescott, a Chiropractor and Attorney at Law, practicing in the state of California was for a brief time a member of the board of Quantum University and then became the school's Vice President of Legal Affairs. Dr. Prescott developed a program for Postgraduate Natural Health Studies and Functional Medicine. The name of Dr. Prescott's institution was Veritas International University. The purpose of this program was to train doctors in those healing techniques and modalities that are not being taught in the current health care schools and colleges. At the request of Dr. Prescott, VERITAS was incorporated into the QVIUS School of Postgraduate and Continuing Education. VERITAS International University has since become a faith-based teaching institution offering studies in Religious Counseling and Spiritual Healing.

On September 8, 1998 fiduciary oversight of Quantum University, the International College of Homeopathy, and the new VERITAS International University came under one Board of Trustees. The merging of the these three institutions created what is now QUANTUM-VERITAS International University Systems, which has come to be known and referred to as QVIUS. At the conclusion of the September 8, 1998 meeting, Dr. Floyd was appointed President of QVIUS and given charge of continuing the mission of creating a Dynamic center for higher learning initially started by the University of Pasadena.