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Logan University Names New VP of Academic Affairs

Logan University has selected Brian McAulay, DC, PhD, as Logan’s new Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. McAulay comes to Logan from South University in Savannah, Georgia, where he served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for a seven-campus system.

Dr. McAulay’s career has spanned three decades, with experience including senior leadership roles in both professional and chiropractic institutions of higher education. Dr. McAulay has served in academic leadership roles for Life University, Palmer College and Sherman College, and as President of Parker University, where he was responsible for strategic planning, growing enrollment and revenue, and outreach and advocacy with leaders of chiropractic and other professions. Dr. McAulay has a long track record in new program development and extensive experience in online education. He’s well-versed in program-specific and regional accreditation, having chaired more than 20 site teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

In his new role at Logan, which begins Aug. 1, Dr. McAulay will provide leadership for all academic programs, faculty and academic staff while overseeing the academic integrity of the university through program development, accreditation and regulation.

“What really resonates with me about Logan is its research and evidence-based, non-dogmatic approach to chiropractic, and its emphasis on critical thinking and professional leadership,” he said. “I’ve been in chiropractic education a long time and coming to Logan is like coming full circle to my chiropractic roots.”

Dr. McAulay spent 12 years in private practice, has held faculty and teaching positions and authored more than 20 research articles, abstracts and conference papers. He has served on numerous boards, including the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the American Council on Education Council of Fellows, the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the North Dallas Chamber.

“Dr. McAulay’s wide breadth of experience and leadership at chiropractic institutions will be a tremendous asset to our faculty and students,” said Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. “We are thrilled to welcome him and look forward to his insights and knowledge on guiding future growth and continued academic excellence.”

Dr. McAulay holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce from the University of Toronto, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic and a PhD in business and management from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Additionally, Dr. McAulay completed both the New President’s Program and the Institute for Educational Management through Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and served as a Fellow with the American Council on Education for the 2008-2009 academic year.