Dr. Clay McDonald
President of Logan University

Dr. Clay McDonald became the seventh president of Logan University in March 2013. Dr. McDonald has more than 20 years of experience as a senior administrator at chiropractic institutions and 30 years as a successful chiropractic practitioner.


Prior to becoming president at Logan, Dr. McDonald served three years as provost and senior vice president at Texas Chiropractic College, where he led the growth and refinement of academic affairs, clinics, enrollment management, institutional advancement, student and administrative services, and facilities. Previously, he was assistant chancellor/vice chancellor for strategic development & chief compliance officer at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

From 2002 to 2007, Dr. McDonald filled a number of important administrative posts at New York Chiropractic College, including dean of academic affairs and executive vice President for academic affairs. In his original tenure at Palmer College of Chiropractic from 1990 until 1999, he served as dean of clinics, where he oversaw all patient care and student intern education. He later served as special advisor to the president, where he created an institution-wide office for strategic planning.

After graduating from Logan with his chiropractic degree in August 1982, Dr. McDonald spent eight years in Eureka, Mont., where he co-owned a multidisciplinary clinic that linked medical, chiropractic, physical therapy and mental health.

Dr. McDonald has participated in numerous accreditation activities through the Council on Chiropractic Education and was a CCE board/council member from 2005 to 2013.

Dr. McDonald earned his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from St. Ambrose University in 1997. He received his Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Valparaiso University School of Law with a Healthcare and Elder Law Certificate and Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate.

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