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Logan Announces Successor to Goodman
By Editorial Staff
Dr. Clay McDonald, former provost of Texas Chiropractic College, is the new president of Logan College of Chiropractic / University Programs, succeeding longtime president Dr. George Goodman effective March 1, 2013.
Dr. Goodman, who took over the helm at Logan in 1993
, announced his retirement from the college in late 2012
. Dr. Goodman leaves Logan after more than 40 years as a faculty member / administrator.
"We are delighted Dr. McDonald has accepted our invitation to join Logan College as president," said Steven Roberts, chair of the Logan Board of Trustees, in a Feb. 2 release announcing the news. "Our board, with input from students, faculty, administrators and alumni, conducted a thorough search and reviewed many outstanding candidates for the position. Dr. McDonald is uniquely suited to continue Logan's outstanding leadership position in the field of chiropractic education."
A Logan alumnus, Dr. McDonald also attained a master's degree in business administration from St. Ambrose University and a law degree from Valparaiso University. Prior to taking the position of provost at Texas Chiropractic College, he served in administrative positions at both New York Chiropractic College (dean of academic affairs and executive vice president) and Palmer College of Chiropractic (several positions including vice chancellor for strategic development).
"I am humbled by the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Logan's past leaders," said Dr. McDonald, who technically assumed the presidency from Dr. Carl W. Saubert, vice president of academic affairs, who served as interim president from Feb. 1 (when Logan issued the announcement regarding McDonald's appointment) until March 1. "As an educator and Logan alumnus, I look forward to returning to the University as it prepares new generations of chiropractors to serve the communities and build on Logan's outstanding legacy."