History of Logan University

About Logan

Since 1935, Logan University has remained grounded in chiropractic education, while continuously enriching academic options with degree offerings in health sciences.

Logan University graduates employ a holistic approach to health and wellness to meet the demand for less-invasive, lower-cost treatments and comprehensive care and lead the integrated health care industry. Through an innovative, outcome-based academic curriculum that emphasizes evidence-informed care, diverse clinical immersion opportunities, emerging technology and proved practices, Logan University graduates are trained, confident and prepared for the future.

Logan at a Glance

History and Campus
• Founded in 1935
• Moved to current campus in 1973
• Located on 112 acres in Chesterfield, Mo.

Students
(IPEDS Federal Reporting)
• 1,371 students
• 744 Doctor of Chiropractic students
• 25 Doctoral students
• 476 Master of Science students
• 126 Undergraduate students
• 34 International students (including online)
• 44.6% Male | 55.4% Female

Life on Campus
• Thirty plus student clubs and organizations
• Sports and Wellness Center
• Quarter-mile outdoor track
• 18-hole disc golf course
• Softball and soccer fields
• Tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts

  • Historical Timeline

    1935

    Dr. H.B. Logan

    On September 1, 1935, Logan College of Chiropractic. Inc. is founded with an initial enrollment of seven students. Dr. H.B. Logan (pictured above) serves as the College’s first president until 1944. The College's original location was at 4490 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis’ Central West End.

    1936

    By October 1936, Logan had outgrown the Lindell campus and moves to a 17 acre estate on November 6 at 7701 Florissant Road in Normandy, Mo.

    1939

    History of Logan University

    Drs. H.B. and Vinton Logan (front row center) pose with Logan’s first graduating class of eight on Logan’s Normandy campus in north St. Louis County.


    1944

    Dr. Vinton Logan

    In 1944, Dr. H. B. Logan passes away suddenly and his son, Dr. Vinton F. Logan (pictured above), becomes the College’s second president. Under Dr. Vinton’s presidency, a planned group of modern structures for use as clinician buildings were added to the campus.


    1958

    Carver Chiropractic

    Carver College of Chiropractic of Oklahoma City (pictured above) merges with Logan Basic College of Chiropractic. Dr. Willard Carver, one of the great pioneers of the chiropractic profession, had founded Carver College of Chiropractic in 1906.

    1961

    Dr. William Coggins

    In July 1961, Dr. Vinton Logan passes away and Dr. William Coggins (pictured above), previously Logan’s Dean, becomes the College’s third President.

    1964

    Missouri Chiropractic

    Missouri Chiropractic College (pictured above) merges with Logan Basic College of Chiropractic. The merged schools become known as Logan College of Chiropractic.

    1972

    In anticipation of future growth, Logan’s administration and Board of Trustees began to evaluate the adequacy of the College campus and the decision was made to search for a new campus site. In 1972, Logan acquired the buildings and grounds of the former Maryknoll Junior Seminary. The 112 acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., was purchased for $1.8 million.

    1973


    In June 1973, Logan moves to the current campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis.

    1979

    After nearly 40 years of association with Logan, President Dr. William Coggins announces his retirement. The Board of Trustees select Dr. M.T. Morter to serve as president.

    1980


    Dr. Beatrice Hagen begins her presidency on December 6, 1980 and serves through 1992.

    1982



    In June, the Montgomery Health Center opens on the Logan campus. The clinic is named for Logan’s first Chief of Staff, longtime anatomy instructor and alumnus Dr. Dale C. Montgomery.

    1986

    Ground breaking begins for a second building on the campus, the Science and Research Center, in June 1986. The 30,000 square foot building opens in October 1987.

    1993


    Dr. George A. Goodman, a 1968 Logan graduate, becomes the College’s sixth president in January. Dr. Goodman had more than 20 years of experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic and educator and had been Logan’s Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs since 1982. Dr. Goodman will continue to serve Logan for an additional 20 years as President.

     

    1995

    In June, Logan pays off its debt on the Science and Research Center and once again becomes debt-free.

    2000

    In October, the William D. Harris, DC Sports and Wellness Center opens on campus.

    2004



    In April, the newly renovated Learning Resources Center (LRC) opens. The renovation of the former Maryknoll chapel transforms the library into a modern learning facility while retaining its visually striking historical elements.

    2007



    In April 2007, the 47,000 square foot William D. Purser DC Center opens. This was the largest capital improvement project in this history of Logan at $22.7 million. The construction also includes the construction of a second campus entrance and a new central plaza area with fountain. The Purser Center hosts a variety of events including Logan graduations.

     

    2008



    In November 2007, the campus’ old gymnasium is demolished in order to build the Standard Process® Student Center. The $3.6 million, privately-funded project is completed in June 2008. The 6,500 square foot facility includes a student center with both recreation and relaxation areas, Student Affairs offices, meeting rooms and Charlie’s Grab n’ Go.

    2010

     



    Logan celebrates its 75th Anniversary and breaks ground in November 2010 for a new $4.9 million, three-story Educational Wing. The new 13,000 square foot addition to the Administration Center houses the Assessment Center, Admissions and Financial Aid departments and a 133-seat classroom.

     

    2013

     



    On June 14, 2013, Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD, a 1982 Logan alumnus, is inaugurated as the seventh President of Logan University. During his inaugural remarks, Dr. McDonald spoke of his vision to position Logan and its graduates at the forefront of integrated health care.

     

    2016

    Logan introduces two new online programs, the Doctorate of Health Professions Education and Master of Science in Health Informatics, and gains accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

  • Logan 2025 Strategic Plan

    Sharing the strategic plan of Logan University's future.

    Click here to read Logan 2025.

  • Vision and Mission

    Logan's mission, vision and core values serve as a benchmark for measuring our commitment to excellence through quality educational programs, outstanding faculty scholarship and service to the community and the profession.

    Logan University

    Mission: Logan University is a diverse and engaging community committed to excellence in health sciences, education and service, guided by integrity, commitment and passion.

    Vision: Logan University will be recognized nationally as a community of lifelong learners inspired to lead a life of significance.

    Values
    :
    Logan empowers all community members and holds each accountable.
    Logan strives to maximize performance in others and ourselves. 
    Logan is agile and innovative. 
    Logan acts with respect, compassion and integrity.
    Logan promotes evidence-informed, learning-centered communities.
    Logan seeks and supports diversity in people, programs and ideas. 
    Logan provides service to the University and to the local, state, national and international communities.

    Logan's College of Chiropractic

    Mission: Logan College of Chiropractic prepares students to become Doctors of Chiropractic who are  superbly educated and clinically competent practicing portal-of-entry chiropractic physicians.

    Vision
    : Logan College of Chiropractic will be the premier Chiropractic College.

    Logan's College of Health Sciences

    Mission: The Logan College of Health Sciences is committed to excellence in health care education and  preparing students to become leaders in their professions in integrative health care.

    Vision
    : The Logan College of Health Sciences is committed to be leaders in health care education, to make a  difference in the lives of our students, their careers and the health of future patients; to continuously seek to improve existing programs and identify, design and implement additional complementary programs.

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