Logan faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered yesterday to honor the late Dr. George A. Goodman, Logan’s sixth president, with the dedication of the George A. Goodman D.C. Learning Resources Center.
Logan President Dr. Clay McDonald recognized the many contributions of Dr. Goodman over the years, such as the University’s debt-free status, buildings and facilities and his vision to expand Logan College of Chiropractic to Logan University.
“He had a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous quality improvement, assuring that we are relevant for years to come,” Dr. McDonald said. “His contributions were invaluable.”
Close friend and faculty Senate President Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA, said Dr. Goodman was a giant of the chiropractic profession, starting as early as a student at Logan during the 1960s. “With two of his closest friends, Blair Alden and Gary Ditson, he started a chiropractic political action group, appropriately named Action,” he said. “This group’s goal was to help secure positive legislation in Jefferson City.”
Dr. Montgomery said Dr. Goodman’s legacy would continue with again pushing chiropractic legislation in 1974, which was recognized by then Logan President Dr. William Coggins with the awarding of the last Ph.C. – “Philosopher of Chiropractic” – by Logan. Dr. Goodman would go on to become president at Logan and demonstrate his leadership and vision by creating the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance programs, embarking on a campaign of community involvement and spearheading chiropractic’s inclusion in the VA.
“He was a giant of our profession and he bled Logan Blue,” Dr. Montgomery said. “George, you’ve earned this, congratulations.”
Dr. Goodman’s son, Jason Goodman, DC, said that today was exciting for the entire Goodman family. “It’s a truly fitting honor for my dad who spent 44 years of his life at Logan,” he said. “I wish my dad had the opportunity to be here today.”
Dr. Jason Goodman said that his father was passionate about Logan, viewing the presidency role as a real honor, and he was dedicated to lifelong learning. “I hope Logan students enjoy the LRC for many years to come.”
Pictured left to right: Dr. Jason Goodman, Dr. Clay McDonald, Dr. Patrick Montgomery