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About Logan

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

About Logan

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

Logan at a Glance

Logan 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.

Historical photo of Carver College.

ABOUT LOGAN

History & Campus

  • Founded in 1935
  • Moved to current campus in 1973
  • Located on 112 acres in Chesterfield, MO
  • Mascot: Logan the Leopard
  • School colors: Blue and white
Two female students talking on campus.

ABOUT LOGAN

Students

(IPEDS Federal Reporting)

  • 1,582 students
  • 815 Doctor of Chiropractic students
  • 47 Doctoral students
  • 517 Master of Science students
  • 203 Undergraduate students
  • 46 International students (including online)
  • 45.4% Male | 54.6% Female

(Fall 2018)

Dr. McDonald.

A Message from the President

At Logan, our students are taught the principles of patient-centered health care. Our students, faculty and clinicians are challenged to improve patients’ health while making the health care system better for all patients.

When we assume this leadership role, the patient will benefit. As a leader in integrated health care, we ensure patients receive evidence-informed, whole-person care. We restore function, alleviate pain, promote wellness and provide patients with improved quality of life. That’s the Logan difference.

We invite you to explore our academic programs, which range from our undergraduate offerings to our flagship Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, Doctorate of Health Professions Education, our innovative Master of Science degree programs and our Bachelor’s degree programs.

Discover life at Logan beyond the classroom. Our hands-on clinical instruction and collaborative training model places our students in real-world settings—trained to treat patients, work with health care partners and not-for-profit service organizations and lead an integrated health care system. Off campus, you’ll enjoy Chesterfield’s vibrant arts and parks and you’ll be minutes from downtown St. Louis attractions.

I invite you to visit campus today—I am confident you will see the Logan difference.

Best wishes,

Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD
President, Logan University

Dr. McDonald speaking at Spring Symposium.

About Dr. McDonald

Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD 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. 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 earned his Master of Business Administration degree 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.

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. Currently, Dr. McDonald serves on the executive committee of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges and is a board member for the Spine Institute for Quality.

Dr. McDonald talking at commencement.

ABOUT LOGAN

Meet the President’s Cabinet

Adil Khan, MBA, CPA, CSBO

Chief Financial Officer; VP of Administrative Services

Department(s):

  • Diversity & Compliance
  • Finance
  • Physical Plant
  • President's Cabinet

Office: 227

Adil Khan, MBA, CPA, CSBO

Chief Financial Officer; VP of Administrative Services

Brad Hough, PhD

VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Department(s):

  • Academic Technology Services
  • Administrative Computing Services
  • Information Technology
  • President's Cabinet

Office: 253

Brad Hough, PhD

VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD

President

Department(s):

  • Board of Trustees
  • Presidency
  • President's Cabinet

Office: 242

Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD

President

Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW

Provost

Department(s):

  • Academic Affairs
  • Assessment Center
  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Doctorate of Health Professions Education
  • Health Centers
  • Human Performance Centers
  • Learning Resources Center
  • MS-Health Informatics
  • MS-Nutrition
  • MS-Sports Rehab
  • President's Cabinet
  • Radiology
  • Registrar
  • Student Health Center
  • Students Affairs
  • Undergaduate

Office: 247

Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW

Provost

Lee Van Dusen, DC

VP of Strategic Performance & Continuous Improvement

Department(s):

  • President's Cabinet
  • Strategic Performance

Office: 270

Lee Van Dusen, DC

VP of Strategic Performance & Continuous Improvement

Natacha Douglas

Natacha Douglas, MBA

Vice President of Admissions & Financial Aid

Department(s):

  • Admissions Team
  • Financial Aid
  • President's Cabinet

Office: 295

Natacha Douglas, MBA

Vice President of Admissions & Financial Aid

Nichole Nichols, MA, PHR

Vice President of Human Resources

Department(s):

  • Human Resources
  • President's Cabinet

Office: 117

Nichole Nichols, MA, PHR

Vice President of Human Resources

Ralph Barrale, DC

VP of Chiropractic & Alumni Relations and Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Alumni Relations/Postgrad/Syposium
  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • President's Cabinet
  • Purser Center

Office: A103

Ralph Barrale, DC

VP of Chiropractic & Alumni Relations and Associate Professor

Theresa Fleck

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Department(s):

  • Alumni Development
  • President's Cabinet

Office: 110

Theresa Fleck

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Historical Timeline

Photo of 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.

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.

Photo of the first Logan graduates.

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.

Photo of Dr. Vinton F. 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.

Photo of Carver College of Chiropractic of Oklahoma City.

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.

Photo of 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.

Photo of Missouri Chiropractic College.

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

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.

Historical photo of Logan University moving to Chesterfield campus.

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

Historical photo of Logan University moving to Chesterfield campus.

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.

Photo of Dr. Beatrice Hagen.

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

Breaking ground on the Montgomery Health Center.

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.

Breaking ground on the Montgomery Health Center.

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

Photo of Dr. George A. Goodman.

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.

Photo of Dr. George A. Goodman.

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

Female boxer working with trainer.

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

Photo of the library on campus.

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.

Photo of the Purser Center.

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 project also includes the construction of a second campus entrance and a new central plaza area with a fountain. The Purser Center hosts a variety of events including Logan graduations.

Photo of the Student Center on campus.

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.

Photo of the Educational Wing on campus.

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.

Dr. McDonald speaking at Spring Symposium.

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.

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 the Leopard mascot on campus.

Logan the Leopard, the new face of the Logan community, was introduced at the University’s inaugural Founder’s Day event.

Outside building with new Leaders Made banners hanging.

Logan debuts the Leaders Made platform, a rallying cry to communicate how Logan provides students superior training, giving them confidence to be the health care leaders of tomorrow.

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